EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
This program falls under the employment-based fifth preference visa and offers Permanent Residence for those nationals who invest at least $1.8M ($900K if in a targeted employment area) in a restructured or new commercial enterprise, and plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers. It is also available to spouses and children.
Commercial enterprise means any for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business, including:
- A sole proprietorship.
- Partnership (whether limited or general).
- Holding company.
- Joint venture.
- Business trust; or
- Other entity, which may be publicly or privately owned.