For foreign investors seeking the freedom and flexibility to live and work in the United States, the EB5 Visa Program provides an excellent opportunity to obtain USA Green Cards for yourself and immediate family.
A Green Card via the EB5 Visa provides Permanent Residency for the applicant, his or her spouse and any offspring under the age of 21. The EB5 investment visa route to a green card avoids the usual requirement of having family connections, securing a job or running an actively trading business - making it a viable route to retirement.
The 'Immigrant Investor Pilot Program' was created by Section 610 of Public Law 102-395 on October 6, 1992. This was in accordance to a Congressional mandate aimed at stimulating economic activity and job growth, while allowing eligible aliens the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents.
This "Pilot Program" required only $500,000 of investment in exchange for permanent resident status. The investment could only be received by an economic unit defined as a Regional Center.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed S. 3245 to extend the EB-5 Regional Center Program.