Introducing the USA
The world's largest and strongest economy is the perfect base for business people and investors. The USA provides access to a business-friendly environment and a greater range of resources than any other nation on Earth. Whether you choose to live in the heart of Silicon Valley or prefer the unique metropolitan lifestyle of New York, the EB-5 Investor Visa offers one of the fastest and most robust routes to permanent US residency.
An environment to suit everyone
The fifty states of the USA encompass a vast range of business environments, so there are options to meet every requirement. The EB-5 programme includes immediate family and, because it is a nationwide federal scheme, it offers the right to residency in all states, including Texas and Florida which are free of state-level income tax.
As a nation, the USA hosts some of the world's most advanced medical and educational facilities, making it an ideal location for raising a family. The EB-5 visa gives the holder access to the public education system at all age levels, but the USA is also home to thousands of private schools, many of which are multi-lingual and provide a route to some of the highest-ranking universities in the world.
As a safety net, the EB-5 Investor Visa gives the holder the reassurance that should there be political change or another disruptive event in their home country, they and their family will be able to gain immediate entry into the USA. Importantly, after five years of permanent residency in the US, the holder of an EB-5 visa may be considered for US citizenship.
EB-5 Investor Visa Requirements
To qualify for residency or citizenship, applicants must fulfil one of the following investment options:
A minimum US$1.8 million investment in a new commercial enterprise, or a minimum investment of US$900,000 if investing in a Targeted Employment Area (rural areas or areas with unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average). Create full-time employment for at least 10 qualified US workers. They must be direct employees of the enterprise.
Regional centres are investment opportunities pre-approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Make an investment of US$900,000. Create full-time employment for at least 10 qualified US workers. Indirect employment is permitted.
Applicants must have a net worth in excess of US$ 1 million and proof must be provided that their funds come from legal sources.
To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.
EB-5 Investor Visa Application Process
- Month 1
Application preparation and fund deposit.
- Months 2 - 15
Submit I-526 petition.
- Months 16 - 22
Apply for immigration visa
- Months 22 - 24
Conditional permanent residency granted.
- Months 24 - 60
I-829 petition submitted.
- Month 60
Green Card issued.
The EB-5 Investor Visa is one of the fastest routes to residency in the USA. Don't miss out, complete the form and start your journey.
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