United States

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Nearly 100,000 investors have obtained residence permits in the United States via the EB-5 program over the last decade, injecting close to US$40 billion into employment-creating projects.

Application and approval volumes have declined in recent years, owing to uncertainty about the future of the regional center program, minimum investment requirements, and excessive processing times for applications from nationals of certain countries.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 years or more
Time to permanent residency2 years
Minimum investmentUS$ 800,000
Physical presence requirementNo more than 180 days' consecutive absence
Application processing time1-2 years (but much longer for countries in "retrogression")
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to185 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableBusiness Investment

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