The EB-5 visa is one program that allows foreigners to invest in US small business which will create or retain at least 10 jobs. This is a federal initiative which allows foreign citizens to obtain a green card. The EB-5 allows foreign investors to invest in US and realize the American dream. But, one needs to adhere to strict regulations to become successful for EB-5 path to citizenship.
To be eligible for the ‘Immigrant Investor Program’ (EB-5), it is required to invest $500,000 in US. It is also mandatory to create 10 new jobs employing U.S. citizens. Entrepreneurs investing in U.S. need to benefit the local economy. But, since like any other investment the outcome can be uncertain, so careful and thorough planning is required.
Since creating new jobs is a major requirement of the EB-5 program, so entrepreneurs should understand this and take steps accordingly. It is very important for investors/ business owners to support and maintain the job clause for creating 10 new jobs over a 2 year period.
EB-5 program allows investments in U.S. from foreign nationals. It gives a guarantee of green card and opens path to obtain U.S. citizenship. This program has led to influx of investments from all over the world into U.S over last couple of years. There is no country based caps or quotas imposed on issuance of EB-5 visas.
To guide foreigners through the EB-5 immigration requirements, American EB-5 Centers are being opened in various parts of the world. A team of experts with high level of prior experience handle business plans and investments on a case to case basis.
This article was submitted by Rohit Arora, co-founder of Biz2Credit. Biz2Credit is a small business marketplace that connects entrepreneurs with financing options and advice to grow their business. Send all questions to