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EB-5 Investor Visa: Pathway to a Green Card

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Investor (EB-5) green cards are granted to those who invest $1 million in a new commercial enterprise and create 10 jobs for U.S. workers. However, if the enterprise is located in either a rural or a high-employment area, the amount of funds which needs to be invested is reduced to $500,000.

USCIS administers the EB-5 Investor Program. Under an immigration program enacted in 1992, certain EB-5 visas also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.

All EB-5 investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise. The enterprise must create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within 2 years the immigrant investor’s admission to the US as a Conditional Permanent Resident.

A qualified employee is a US citizen, permanent resident or other immigrant authorized to work in the US. The individual may be a conditional resident, an asylee or a refugee.

Full-time employment requires a minimum of 35 working hours per week.

Capital means cash, equipment, inventory, other tangible property, cash equivalents and indebtedness secured by assets owned by the entrepreneur, provided that he is personally and primarily liable and that the assets of the new commercial enterprise upon which the petition is based are not used to secure any of the indebtedness.

For more information please see our Green Cards through Investment page:

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