The EB-5 Program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It was created in 1991 to encourage foreign investment in the United States. The EB-5 Program offers 10,000 “green cards” (permanent resident status) annually to Immigrant Investors and their immediate family members.
To qualify, Investors must invest in U.S. businesses or economic development projects that benefit the economy and create or save jobs. The EB-5 Program requires that an investor contribute $1,000,000 to a commercial enterprise that creates 10 jobs in the United States. If the investment is made to a designated Targeted Employment Area, the required investment amount is only $500,000.
The EB-5 Visa provides the Greatest Flexibility of any Employment-Based Visa.