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The United States of America, (“USA or US”), is a country made up of 50 states covering the majority of North America. It is the world’s third-largest country in terms of size.
From dry deserts and dense wilderness to large mountain ranges and tropical beaches, the U.S. has one of the most varied landscapes of any country.
Aside from the scenery, the U.S. is known as the ‘Land of Opportunity’ due to the opportunities the country provides for people to achieve personal and professional success.
KEY RESIDENCY BENEFIT
U.S. GREEN CARD
Visa free travel to the U.S.
Route to U.S. citizenship after five years
Grants permanent residency status (Green Card)
No visa sponsorship requirement
Live, work and study anywhere in the U.S.
Grants a Green Card to family members
In 1990, U.S. Congress introduced the EB-5 Immigration Investor Visa to stimulate the country’s economy.
The EB-5 Investor Visa allows foreign nationals and their families to become permanent residents in the U.S. and a route to a Green Card by investing in American businesses that create new jobs. Investments start at US$1,050,000, or US$800,000, if investing in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA).
The programme is highly successful, granting applicants the chance to live, work and study anywhere in the U.S. It also provides a route to U.S. citizenship after five years.
A minimum investment of US$1,050,000 is required. This is reduced to US$800,000 if the investment is in a designated Targeted Employment Area (TEA).
Applicants can invest in a business directly or through ‘Regional Centers’, which are investment projects approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Other Criteria for the investment to be considered eligible for the EB-5 application include the following:
- The investment must create at least 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers in two years (viewed from the date the applicant receives the conditional residency permit).
- The investment must be considered ‘at-risk’, meaning the investor cannot receive any guarantees or contractual rights for repayment.