Green Cards through Investment (also called the Fifth Preference Green Card or
EB-5) are available to anyone who invests a certain amount of money United
States by creating a business or expanding one that already exists. The Green
Card through investment is also called the EB-5 Investment Program and the
Immigrant Investor Program. EB-5 stands for Employment-Based Immigration of the
Fifth Preference. The EB-5 was created by the United States Congress in 1990 as
a stimulus to the U.S. economy. The main goal of this investment visa program is
to promote job creation and foreign capital investment in the U.S. Eligible
investors may apply to receive a green card through this program. This type of
immigrant visa is also referred as the EB-5 Employment Creation Immigrant Visa
Category because one of the main goals and requirements is to create or preserve
jobs in the United States.
Order this guide to learn about the process of completing a request for a Green Card through Investment. There are several immigration and investment
requirements. The Green Card through Investment Information Package includes
access to application
instructions, filing procedures and all the required Green Card through Investment
Capital Required for a Green Card through Investment:
Investors who make an investment in a commercial enterprise in the US
and plan to create ten full time jobs or preserves Permanent full time jobs, for
qualified US workers, are eligible to apply for a green card through their
investment. According to US immigration regulations and laws up to a limit
of 10.000 of this type of green card investors may be authorized each
fiscal year. The intended immigrant must invest one million dollars
($1,000,000), or a reduced investment of at Least half million dollars
($500,000) in a "targeted employment area" of high unemployment or in
a rural area.
Job Creation Requirements:
One of the main requirements to apply for the Investor Green Card is
that the applicant's investment in a U.S. business will help to create or
preserve full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within a certain period from
the time the investor entered the U.S. as immigrant investor. The job creation
requirement can be fulfilled with direct jobs for employees of the enterprise
where the investor has invested capital, or in certain cases the requirement may
be fulfilled when the creation of indirect jobs generated collaterally as a
result of the immigrant's investment, but only when the investment enterprise is
affiliated with a regional center.
How to Apply for a Green Card Through Investment?
The Application for a Green Card or Lawful Permanent Residence
through investment is a complex process involving multiple steps, this guide has
been designated to help understand the process and to make the application
process easier. There are several requirements, procedures, and forms to file.
You must submit support documentation to prove that you are eligible to apply
for this Green Card. As you start you application you may have several questions
about the application process for an investment based Green Card that can be
answered when ordering this publication.