The EB-5 visa requires a $500,000 (or $1 million in certain areas) investment in a U.S. business that creates at least ten (10) jobs for U.S. citizens or green card holders in the first two (2) years.
Investors may either start their own businesses as active investors, or invest in a designated Regional Center as passive investors.
Investors initially receive a two-year “conditional green card” that converts to a “permanent green card” after the job figures are presented.
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Many types of business and investments;
The U.S. “green card” does not expire nor do minors lose it when they turn 21;
Live and work anywhere in the U.S. for any company.
Extremely high initial investment;
Must meet job creation requirements in two years;
Lengthy processing times (over 12 months).