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The USA’s EB-5 visa could be your quickest path to residency in the States

America’s EB-5 visa could be the best and quickest way of securing your American Green Card.  This visa, which is specifically designed to attract foreign investment to America, is increasing in popularity on a daily basis and it’s not hard to see why.  By applying for an EB-5 foreign nationals chasing the American Dream now have a straight forward, uncomplicated and almost guaranteed entry into the USA with the right to live, work, conduct business and even study there.

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But would-be applicants better hurry as the current minimum required investment amount of USD 500,000 could increase if the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have their way.  USA-based immigration lawyers stressed that now is the best time to start your EB-5 application as the USICS could soon impose new regulations that could see the minimum required investment amount increase to USD 1.3 million.

Overview of the EB-5 visa

The EB-5 visa provides a method of obtaining a green card for foreign nationals who invest in a "new commercial enterprise" in the United States. The EB-5 program "affords foreign nationals and their spouses and unmarried children under age 21 the ability to obtain a U.S. visa based solely upon a minimum investment in a for-profit enterprise that creates or retains a specified number of jobs”. To obtain the visa, individuals must invest USD 500,000 in a Targeted Employment Area - high unemployment or rural area creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers excluding the investor and their immediate family.

If the foreign national investor's petition is approved, the investor and their dependents will be granted conditional permanent residence valid for two years but with evidence that the investor has fulfilled the requirements of the visa permanent residency may be granted.  No other visa or entry requirements need to be met!

Where your investment will be applied

By employing NWI’s professional visa services your investment will be directed to the same project as all other clients’ investments.  NWI strategically selected the Florida Growth Equity Fund Regional Centre as beneficiary of investments made by NWI clients.  The project was hand-picked as it also enjoys a measure of state funding ensuring its ultimate success.  The investment will be applied towards the centre’s Assisted Care Living facility.  Essentially your investment will be used to develop health care and service for the elderly.

By pre-selecting the investment project NWI made sure that your investment will meet all legal requirements as set out in Volume 6, Part G of the USCIS Policy Manual.  It also means that we did our home work in terms of meeting the job creation requirement part of the visa.


Application procedure

Please contact a trusted and established immigration consultant to discuss the procedure and what is expected of the investor.


Source: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Wikipedia,

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