Immigration EB-5

The United States EB-5 visa, employment-based fifth preference category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents—informally known as “green card” holders—by investing at least $900,000 to finance a business in the United States that will employ at least 10 American workers.

Most immigrant investors who use the EB-5 program invest in a targeted employment area—a rural area or area with high unemployment—which lowers the investment threshold to $900,000. The EB-5 program is intended to encourage both “foreign investments and economic growth.” The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program is one of five employment-based preference programs in the United States.