There are many ways to become a citizen or obtain a green card in the United States. One of these ways is to invest money in U.S. projects. The EB-5 program allows immigrants who invest $500,000 or more in U.S. projects to obtain green cards as long as these investments created ten or more jobs. This has become a very popular program in recent years and has resulted in millions of dollars of investment in the United States. It is also a helpful tool for U.S. developers and businesses.
The EB-5 visa, also known as the golden visa, provides green cards for individuals who invest $500,000 or more, depending on the location, in projects in the United States. In order to qualify for an EB-5, the investment must result in ten or more jobs being created. The jobs created must last for at least two (2) years. Those who invest are able to use the program to obtain green cards for themselves, their spouses, and their children who are under age 21.
U.S. developers find the program useful because they can obtain significant investment for their projects through the EB-5 program. In addition, these investments usually come at a lower interest rate than is standard.
Under the EB-5 visa, a holder can obtain a green card much faster than they could under an H1-B work visa program. People who are living and working in the United States under an H1-B visa cannot apply for a green card until after ten (10) years. For EB-5 visa holders, the time is significantly shorter than this, usually less than two (2) years.
Investors who are looking to invest in U.S. projects must choose their investments wisely. They should thoroughly research all projects in which they choose to invest. If a project falls through, the investor faces not only the loss of their investment but also the ability to get their green card.
If you are interested in investing in a U.S. project, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney. At Serving Immigrants, Inc., we have the experience and the knowledge to help you through the visa and green card process. Contact us online or call us at (305) 907-6151 to schedule a consultation.