The U.S. Congress created the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program on October 6th, 1992 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Congress also authorized U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to administer the EB-5 visa program. By design, an EB-5 visa provides foreign nationals a flexible method to obtaining a U.S. green card and provides a way for local communities to receive foreign direct investment (FDI) at no cost to the American taxpayer.
The EB-5 Visa is a U.S. immigration visa that allows foreign nationals to obtain a U.S. Green Card by investing money in the United States. Foreign individuals who wish to obtain a permanent residency status for themselves and their families may want to consider an EB-5 visa. With this visa, an individual can enjoy the freedom to live, work, study, invest or retire anywhere in the United States. To obtain an EB-5 visa, an investor can form a new commercial enterprise or purchase a troubled business with a minimum investment of $1,000,000 in capital and be responsible for creating at least ten (10) full-time jobs.
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