EB-5 Green Cards: Immigrant Investor Program

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Learn all about the EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa during this 25-minute presentation featuring Chugh, LLP immigration experts. This presentation was recorded live on August 4, 2020 and is current as of that date.

The EB-5 green card allows foreign entrepreneurs to live and work in the United States permanently when they make a minimum investment in a qualifying new commercial enterprise (NCE). Investors may invest directly into a US business, or into a USCIS-approved regional center.

NCEs are for-profit, lawful businesses that may be public or private.

EB-5 Visa Requirements

  • The investment must be at risk and come from lawful sources. If the investment is made in a targeted employment area (TEA), the investment amount must be at least $900,000. Otherwise, the minimum investment amount is $1.8 million.
  • The investment must create the greater of 10 new permanent full-time jobs of US workers, or a increase of 40% in these workers from pre-investment levels (if the business already had employees). If investing in a troubled business, the investment must preserve 10 jobs.
  • The investor engages in the day-to-day business of their investment, depending on the investment type.
  • The investor’s business plan must be thorough and cover all required aspects.

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