UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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USA : INVESTMENT OPTIONS

There are 2 investment options within the EB-5 program: 

1. Creation of a new US enterprise

To be eligible an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Make an investment of US$ 1,000,000 in a new commercial enterprise, or US$ 500,000, if in a "targeted commercial area", which includes rural areas or areas with unemployment of at least 150% of the national average.
  • Create full time employment for at least 10 qualified US workers, who must be direct employees of the commercial enterprise.
  • Actively manage the enterprise, through day to day management or policy formulation.

2. Invest in a Regional Centre

Regional centers are investment opportunities that have been preapproved by the USCIS. To be eligible an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Make an investment of US$ 500,000.
  • The enterprise must create full time employment for at least 10
  • Qualified US workers, where indirect employment is permitted.
  • Active management of the enterprise is not required.