The EB-5 Visa Program

The EB-5 visa for Immigrant Investorsis a United States visa category created by the Immigration Act of 1990. This visa provides a method of obtaining a green card (US permanent residency) for foreign nationals who invest money in the United States. To obtain the visa, individuals must invest 1 million or $500,000 USD (in the case of TEA) of qualified funds and create at least 10 full-time jobs for eligible US workers.

By investing in a Targeted Employment Area (qualified with a high unemployment rate of 150% of the national average), the required investment amount is reduced to $500,000 per unit. The Immigrant Investor Pilot Program was created by Section 610 of Public Law 102-395 on October 6, 1992. This was in accordance to a Congressional mandate aimed at stimulating economic activity and job growth, while allowing eligible aliens the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents. The investment could only be received by an economic unit defined as a Regional Center.

Please visit the USCIS website for more information.

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