Immigration Attorneys Serving Clients Nationwide

Investing? You may be able to come to the U.S.

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2020 | Uncategorized |

If you are interested in investing in the United States, you may be able to obtain a visa for the purposes of doing so. In the United States, 10,000 visas are granted annually to investors who spend money here. Investors need to spend $1.8 million in most cases, or $900,000 in some high unemployment areas, to be able to get this visa.

With an investor, the United States wants to see that the individual is creating jobs here. If you intend to apply for this visa, you should invest the required amount and also create full-time employment for at least 10 workers in the United States. If you can do this, then you may qualify for the visa and be able to apply for it.

Keep in mind that the number of visas granted is limited, so you may not be able to get one right away if they have all been taken.

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is designed to allow certain immigrants to come to the U.S. if they will be improving the country through creating jobs. In 2019, the laws regarding the program did change. In the past, $1 million was enough to invest in any area, but today, the amount has risen to $1.8 million. In high unemployment areas, $500,000 used to be enough, but now that has risen to $900,000. This was done to account for inflation.

You should know that the amount of money needed to invest is going to continue to grow, so it’s important to handle your visa application quickly. Future adjustments to this rate will happen every five years and be tied to inflation rates.