EB-5 Visa Background

The EB-5 Visa Program was first launched in 1990 under section 203(b) (5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b) (5), with a view to encouraging economic development and job creation. Initially, the investors were required to invest $1,000,000 or $500,000 (in areas with high unemployment rate) to create a new business or invest in a troubled business, creating at least ten jobs, directly or indirectly.

However, in 1992, the U.S. Government created the Regional Center Program under Section 610 of Public Law 102-395 to make it easier for immigrant investors to invest their funds. 

Why is the EB-5 program is important for U.S. economy?

Each year, the EB-5 Program attracts billions of dollars of U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) which is channeled into projects throughout the country, promoting regional economic development.

Apart from garnering a massive amount of investment, the program also promotes job creation by ensuring ten new jobs per investor. This approach not only helps communities in creating a secure financial future but also drives the market by increasing production.

How does EB-5 differ from other visa programs?

  • No need to manage your business on daily basis.
  • No travel restriction in and out of your home country.
  • No sponsor requirement.
  • No extraordinary ability or education requirements.

EB-5 Visa: The Truth

There is a lot of debate and confusion around the viability of the EB-5 visa program. The truth is, EB-5 has been and will remain a significant contributor towards the US economy and job creation. Therefore, the program benefits both the immigrant as well as the country. Click on the link below to see exactly how essential the EB-5 visa program is to the U.S. economy.

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