EB-5 visa is an immigrant investor program giving the opportunity for immigrants to get a green card through investment money in USA. The required amount of investment is either 500 000$ or 1 000 000$, depending the type of EB-5 program you want to use. This investor program allows a person to invest one time in the USA business or real estate and to obtain immediately green card and permanent residence status, to live, work and retire anywhere in the United States. EB-5 Green card is a perfect opportunity for every foreign investor seeking the freedom and flexibility for him and his family for emigrating in USA avoiding the usual requirements for winning in the Green card lottery, family connections, securing jobs, etc. This make EB-5 program a great route to retirement.
BASIC EB-5 VISA
- make investment of 1 million $ in new commercial business;
- employ minimum 10 US workers in full-time job.
You can invest in the program with cash, inventory, equipment, property, etc. So, if you have already running active business in your home country you can migrate it to USA and use it as a form of capital for investment.
EB-5 REGIONAL CENTER PROGRAM
The required actions for obtaining US visa through this program are:
- make investment of 500 000$ in a “Targeted Employment Area”;
- provide a combination of direct/indirect jobs for 10 US workers.
The regional center EB-5 program give you the option to obtain Green card with a passive investment, you can limit yourself to a limited partner in the business you invest in. It’s a great option for the immigrants who are not interested in an active business and want to just retire and rest. Also with EB-5 program the investor can live anywhere in the USA. It is not a requirement for him/her to live in the place of investment.
ADVANTAGES OF EB-5 VISA PROGRAM
- Direct route for obtaining a green card;
- Permanent residency for you and your family;
- Live, work and retire in USA;
- After 5 years you can become US citizen.
With this program you are not limited and depending of the Diversity Visa Lottery requirements like nationality and level of education. The only requirement is to have the required capital for investing in the program.
Also you don’t need a business experience at all, there are active projects in which you can invest, so instead of thinking about projects you just choose some active one.