What is an EB-5 visa?
An employment based fifth-preference immigrant visa (“EB-5 visa”) enables a foreign national to become a permanent resident (i.e. green card holder). It is one of five employment-based paths to permanent residency in the U.S.
How much do I need to invest for the EB-5 visa?
The investment must be either $800,000 if made in a targeted employment area, or $1,050,000 if not located in a targeted employment area.
How does the EB-5 program work?
If a foreign national makes a qualifying investment that creates 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers, they are eligible for permanent residency in the U.S.
What is the EB-5 visa processing timeline?
The EB-5 processing timeline varies due to the country of birth of the applicant due to per country limitations on the number of visas that may be granted in each fiscal year.
What is an EB-5 regional center?
An EB-5 regional center is an entity licensed by USCIS to sponsor EB-5 investments. Sponsorship of an EB-5 investment by a regional center enables the foreign national to claim credit for the creation of jobs indirectly, via reasonable economic methodologies.
What are the benefits of a U.S. green card?
Green card holders can live and work anywhere in the U.S. and may apply for citizenship 5 years after receipt of conditional permanent residency, provided certain conditions are met.
Can EB-5 Investors Receive Their Investment Capital Back?
Yes, foreign nationals are permitted to receive a return of their investment capital upon filing of their Form I-829, provided compliance with certain legal requirements is met and the investment is financially and otherwise able to make such a return of capital.
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