It is a dream for many graduating international students to establish their own business in the United States. The US offers excellent opportunities of an open market for new businesses to thrive and grow. While it is not easy to establish a business in the US, there is one visa program that will not only authorize you to start your own business but you can also obtain permanent residence in the US (Green Card).
What Are the Requirements for the EB-5 Investor Visa?
To be eligible for the EB-5 Investor Visa, you must be capable of making at least a $90,000 investment in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) or $1.8 million, if the business is to be established anywhere in the US. The EB-5 Visa also allows the primary applicant to add their accompanying family members and dependents on their permanent residence application.
The EB-5 Visa has a visa cap based on the country of residence of the applicant. Each country is granted just over 700 visas every year, meaning there could be a backlog if the number is exceeded.