The Requirements for Investment Immigration

Investment immigration is a safe and legal way to move yourself and your family to the United States. American Venture Solutions offers a number of investment opportunities to foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to the United States. If you are interested in utilizing the EB-5 visa program (the official name of the investment immigration program) in order to move to the United States, it’s important that you know about the requirement of the program to ensure you can meet them before you begin the process.

EB-5 Requirements

You need to make a capital investment of either $500,000 or $1,000,000.

The EB-5 visa requires that you make a minimum investment of $1,000,000 into a commercial enterprise. In some circumstances, the amount required can be reduced to just $500,000. You may qualify for the lower amount if you are making the investment in a company that is based in a rural or economically depressed area. You’ll need to demonstrate that the funds being used were gained through legal means, which will involve submitting a good deal of proof and paperwork that will be closely reviewed.

Your investment must result in 10 new jobs for American workers.

After two years, you will have to demonstrate that your company has resulted in 10 new jobs for U.S. workers. This process will take place at the end of your conditional 2-year residency. You cannot count yourself or your family members towards the job creation requirement. However, you may be able to demonstrate that your investment created ten indirect jobs; that means the jobs may not be with your investment company, but they were created as a result of the work you are doing.

You must invest in a for-profit commercial enterprise.

Fortunately, this covers a wide spectrum of companies and investment opportunities. It does, however, mean that you cannot invest in any non-profit organizations. Other than that, most commercial enterprises are eligible, including investing in your own company, an existing company created after 1990, or a regional center that administers EB-5 projects. An EB-5 lawyer can help you determine whether or not the commercial enterprise you want to invest in counts towards the requirement.

You have to be actively engaged in the company you invest in.

You don’t have to run or control the company yourself, but you will need to remain involved in the company. How heavily you are involved in the company will depend on what kind of company it is and where you end up living. However, you don’t have to work full time for the company and will be free to seek other employment if you wish once you’ve attained conditional residency.

Do You Quality for an EB-5 Visa?

If you can make the necessary investment, you may qualify for the EB-5 visa program. American Venture Solutions can make this an easier process. We develop projects in Tennessee and Florida funded by EB-5 investors. We’ve helped many people walk through the investment immigration process, providing them with the paperwork and projects necessary to attain legal residency in the United States. If you would like to learn more about our EB-5 investment projects and how you can participate, contact our team today. You can give us a call or contact us through our website for more information about investment immigration and whether or not it’s the right move for you and your family.