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Immigration to the USA Through Owning a Business

Below is information on how immigrants can become citizens through business investments. We know of two programs available at the current time, but this could change: 1) E2 and 2) EB-5.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

  1. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program:
    • The EB-5 program allows noncitizens to obtain a Green Card (lawful permanent resident status) by investing in a new commercial enterprise in the United States.
    • To qualify, an investor must invest either:
      • $1,050,000: In a new commercial enterprise that will create at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying employees.
      • $800,000: In a targeted employment area (TEA) or infrastructure project.
    • The process involves filing Form I-485 for “adjustment of status” if the investor is already in the U.S. If outside the U.S., consular processing is used1.
  2. Citizenship by Investment:

Remember that specific requirements and eligibility criteria can vary based on the country and program. Consulting with legal experts or immigration professionals is advisable for personalized guidance. 🌟

About the EB-5 Visa Application

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