USCIS administers the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under this program, investors (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for a Green Card (permanent residence) if they make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States and plan to create 10 Permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
With green cards, EB-5 investors and their families may live, work, study and travel anywhere throughout the U.S. They may also qualify for great U.S. benefits such as reduced tuition at certain schools.
Under a program first enacted as a pilot in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since then, investors may also qualify for EB-5 classification by investing through regional centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.
An EB-5 regional center is an economic unit, public or private, in the United States that is involved with promoting economic growth. Regional centers are designated by USCIS for participation in the Immigrant Investor Program. Minimum investment amount in a Targeted Employment Area is $900,000, outside of the Targeted Employment Area the minimum investment amount is $1,800,000.
A TEA area can be at the time of the investment either in a rural area or an area that has experienced unemployment of at least 150% of the national unemployment rate. Because of the reduction in the investment amount EB-5 investors often seek out these projects, through the EB-5 regional centers, which lessens the amount that they have to invest.
To receive additional information on our EB-5 Project through our EB-5 Regional Center that would allow for you to invest $900,000 in a TEA or Targeted Employment Area, please use the contact us page.