Congress pass stop-gap measures to keep EB-5 immigration program from lapsing

The EB-5 investor visa is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy or start a business (Direct Investment) or an investor who wants to invest in a job creation project such as the building of a railway (Regional Center).

In its current format, the EB-5 Investor visa requires a minimum investment of $500,000 and can require up to $1,000,000 depending on where the business or project is located. For each green card granted, 10 full-time jobs must also be created. To find out more about the EB-5 requirements click here.  To review the six steps required to file an EB-5 application click here.

The bill was due to lapse on Friday, December 11th, 2015, but was extended in its current format until December 16th as part of stop-gap measures initiated by the House, as legislators negotiate the $1.15 trillion budget, of which EB-5 is a small part.

Click here to learn more about the different bill proposals and how they compare with each other.

For more practical or legal advice contact Scott Legal, P.C.. We offer services in a number of business areas including, Immigration, New Business set up, Contract review and development and entrepreneurial support. Call 212-223-2964 or email for a consultation.


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