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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – General Information

General Information

  • Eb-5 Visa for Immigrant Investors is a United State visa created by the Immigration Act of 1990 and oversight of this program is done under the auspices of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • The EB-5 Regional Center Investment Program was created in 1993.
  • Pilot Program is due to sunset on September 30, 2012.
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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the U.S. EB-5 Investor Immigration Program?

A: The 1990 Immigration Act (the “Act”) created an employment creation immigrant investor visa program to be administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). The EB-5 Visa permits foreign nationals to receive conditional resident status in the United States in exchange for making a capital investment in the U.S. that will benefit the economy. Each investment needs to create or save ten full-time jobs for U.S. workers.  The minimum amount of investment is $1,000,000, but that minimum amount is reduced to $500,000.00 if the investment is made in a high unemployment area or qualifying rural region.

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Continuous Residence

You must be a PERMANENT Resident not a SOMETIMES Resident

It is an all too common situation — a person finally obtains Legal Permanent Resident status in the United States only to find they still have business or family concerns, which require them to leave the United States for an extended period of time.  If you find yourself in a similar situation, please take note of the following.

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