Who Qualifies for a Green Card through the Investment?
The EB5 visa provides very convenient method of obtaining a green card for foreign nationals who invest money in the U.S. Each fiscal year, the USCIS may authorize up to 10,000 visas for eligible entrepreneurs. So if you have some capital to invest and would like to enjoy all advantages of permanent residency, this can be the right choice for you. Let’s look at the requirements that you and your investment have to meet.
1. Investment Amount.
The minimum amount of the capital that you are required to invest is $1,000,000. It can be in the form of cash, inventory, equipment, secured indebtedness, tangible property, or cash equivalents and is valuated based on U.S. dollar fair-market value. If it seems a lot for you, there exist an option to decrease the required amount to $500,000, but you need to invest in Targeted Employment Area. It is either rural area or metropolitan area, which experiences unemployment at least 150% of the national average unemployment rate.
2. Lawful source of investment.
You have to prove that your investment capital came from lawful source. Tax returns, sale of property or business records can be shown to prove that the capital was obtained lawfully. Also a gift or a loan is admissible as long as this money was obtained lawfully.
3. Job Creation.