The US EB5 (Employment Based 5th preference category) program was created by US Congress in 1990 to generate jobs in targeted Employment Areas, through the investments of foreign investors.
In return for their investment, the investors would benefit from obtaining a Green Card.
By making investments of USD 500.000 in approved Regional Center Projects, foreign investors receive a Green Card, which also covers their family (dependents up to age 21 and spouse).
The EB5 category has proved to be very popular amongst foreign investors over the years, and is one of the fastest programs in which to obtain a USA Green Card.
The Green Card is conditional for the first two years, provided that the applicant generates at least 10 direct or indirect jobs with his share of investment.
If this requirement is met within the first two year period, the investor’s Green Card becomes permanent and the applicant can then apply for citizenship in the USA.
To apply for this category, the applicant should have funds acquired legally in the sum of USD 500.000, not have any criminal background and should be medically fit.
If you are interested in moving to the USA under this program, the Stratix Consultants team can provide in depth information about the US EB5 visa and the regional centers where investments can be done safely.