The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program is designed to allow would-be immigrants the opportunity to apply for U.S. permanent residence by investing in a new commercial venture with an approved ‘regional center’. The aim of this elite program is to provide green cards to foreign investors and their families in exchange for creating jobs in the U.S. economy by investing US $1M (or US $500,000 in certain cases) in an EB-5 regional center project. Each project must lead to the creation of ten full-time jobs as a direct or indirect result of the investment.
In exchange for the investment, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program grants the issuance of “conditional” or temporary (two-year) green cards to investors and their families. Provided that the investment is maintained and achieves the job requirements of the EB-5 program, “unconditional” or permanent green cards will be issued after a two-year period. These foreign investors subsequently become residents of the United States having actively invested in the economy and promoted job growth.
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