The Immigrant Investors Program is ideal for those who wish to obtain their Permanent Residence (Green Card) directly. To obtain it, one million dollars must be invested ($ 1,000,000 or $ 500,000 in rural area or high unemployment); In addition, at least 10 full-time jobs must be created or maintained for US persons, excluding the investor and his immediate family.
EB-5 Visa Requirements
- Foreign investors must generally meet the quantitative requirements of invested capital and employment generation, and must ensure that the receiving company of the investment is eligible for the EB-5 Program. The applicant, his/her spouse and children under the age of 21 will obtain their Permanent Residence (Green Card) Once all the requirements have been satisfactorily completed and approved by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service).
Investment Requested in the EB-5
- EB-5 Visa Applicants usually require an investment of $500.000 or one (1) million dollars in a company in the United States. The EB-5 investment can be delivered in the form of cash, inventory, equipment, material goods, equivalent to cash with the value in US dollars.
Requirements for job creation
The USCIS requires that the investments result in the creation of 10 full-time employee jobs in the United States. These jobs must be created during the two years after the investor has received their Permanent Residency. Normally the investor should be able to demonstrate that their investment led to the creation of direct jobs for employees working in the new company. However, when the application is made through a Regional Center, However, when the application is made through a Regional Center, the investor with an EB-5 Visa must only prove that 10 indirect or induced jobs have been created.
- Indirect jobs: These are those created in a company that supplies goods or services for EB-5 projects.
- Induced employment: they are the ones created within the community in general, as a result of the income used by the workers in the EB-5 project.