Increasing numbers of foreigners are entering the United States by obtaining the EB-5 green card, and more and more EB-5 Regional Centers are being established across the country. The EB-5 investor visa program was established in the United States by the Immigration Act of 1990. It provides the opportunity for foreign nationals to obtain a Green Card Visa if they invest at least $500,000-$1 million in the United States and create at least ten American jobs.
There are a number of requirements for attaining an EB-5 Visa.
First, a foreigner must invest or be in the process of investing at least $1 million dollars in an American business or regional center. Alternatively, if the foreigner invests in a designated targeted employment area, then this investment minimum falls to $500,000.
Second, this investment must benefit the American economy by actively providing goods and/or services to American markets, and by creating at least ten new full-time jobs for U.S. workers (including U.S. Citizens, Green Card holders, and any others authorized to work in the United States).
Finally, the EB-5 visa program requires that the foreign investor has direct involvement in the management of the new business.
The EB-5 investor visa program is a simple and effective way for foreign nationals to gain safe entry to the United States and to gain permanent residency with Green Card status.Tags: EB-5 Green Card, EB-5 Investor Visa, Green Card Visa, investing