U.S. Investor Visa:
Different countries have different types of immigrant investor programs that function to encourage foreign investment in exchange for conditional or permanent residency. The requirements for an investor visa differ between countries and visa types. Different programs will also require different amounts of investment and will award different types of residency. Empire State EB-5 Regional Center offers assistance in obtaining an EB-5 investor visa.
EB-5 Investor Visa:
An EB-5 investor visa is different than other types of visas available in the United States, including other employment based visas, the Diversity Immigrant Visa, and family-based visas. In the United States, the EB-5 investor visa is the only of employment-based visa that requires investment.
The EB-5 investor visa is a means for foreigners to obtain a green card, and eventual citizenship in the United States. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services oversees the Immigrant Investor (EB-5) Program and offers investor visas to foreign investors who invest $1 million (or $500,000 if the investment is made in a targeted employment area) into a new commercial enterprise in the U.S. The investment must also create 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers. The foreign investor will then be able to apply for a U.S. green card and eventually obtain permanent residence if the jobs are proven to have been created.