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What is the EB-5 Direct Program?

By June 26, 2024EB-5 Visa
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The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program offers two primary pathways for investors seeking U.S. residency: the Regional Center Program and the Direct Investment Program. The direct investment may appeal to one who wants to control the investment, direction of the company, and return.

EB-5 Direct Investment Program

The EB-5 Direct Investment Program allows investors to actively participate in the management and operation of their investment. Unlike the Regional Center Program, which involves a more passive investment, the Direct Investment Program requires a hands-on approach.

Advantages of the Direct Investment Program

  1. Control and Oversight:
    • Investors have direct control over their business operations and can oversee the job creation process, ensuring they meet the requirements for the EB-5 visa.
  2. Entrepreneurial Freedom:
    • This option is particularly appealing to entrepreneurs who want to build and grow their businesses according to their vision and strategies.


  1. Responsibility:
    • With greater control comes greater responsibility. Investors must be prepared to manage the business actively and ensure it meets all EB-5 requirements.
  2. Risk Management:
    • Direct investment involves more active risk management compared to the more diversified and passive nature of investments through a regional center.


The EB-5 Direct Investment Program is an excellent option for investors who prefer to have a direct hand in their business operations and job creation efforts. It provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses while meeting the requirements for U.S. residency through the EB-5 visa program.

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