San Francisco Estate, Business, and Investor Immigration Law Blog
Immigrant investor based immigration, also known as EB-5s, allows admission of immigrant investors as lawful permanent residents.
- Potential immigrants are those who invest at least $1 million in a new commercial enterprise employing at least 10 full-time U.S. workers.
- Immigrants who invest in a targeted employment area (TEA) or a qualified and approved Regional Center are only required to invest $500,000.
- Immigrants must show that they created at least 10 jobs within two years of an approved I-526 application.
- Approximately 10,000 visas are allocated to EB-5 investors per year.