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.
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