Employment First Preference (EB-5)

Employment Fifth Preferences visas (EB-5 visas) are designated for foreign investors. EB-5 visa applicants must make either a $900,000 or $1.8 million capital investment in a U.S. business entity that creates at least 10 full-time jobs. The mandatory capital requirement depends on where the U.S. company receiving the investment is located. EB-5 investors have the option to invest in business entities called regional centers which receive USCIS designation to manage EB-5 investment projects. The USCIS reserves 10,000 visas for EB-5 applicants each year. Of these visas, 3,000 are reserved for foreigners who invest in EB-5 Regional Centers.