Investment immigration is a popular way for individuals to obtain residency or citizenship in a foreign country by investing in that country’s economy. One of the most sought-after destinations for investment immigration is the United States, which offers two main programs: the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa. In this article, we will discuss the 2015 prices for both programs and their application processes.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is a popular investment immigration program that allows individuals to obtain a green card by investing in a new commercial enterprise in the United States. In 2015, the minimum investment amount for the program was $1 million, but if the investment was made in a targeted employment area, the amount was reduced to $500,000. Targeted employment areas are regions with high unemployment rates or rural areas.
In addition to the investment amount, investors must also create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers within two years of receiving their green card. The application process for the EB-5 program involves filing a petition with the USCIS, which includes documentation of the investment and job creation plan.
E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is another investment immigration program that allows individuals from certain countries to invest in a U.S. business and obtain a non-immigrant visa, which can be renewed indefinitely. The investment amount for the E-2 visa varies, but it must be substantial and proportional to the total cost of the business. In 2015, the average investment amount for the E-2 visa was between $100,000 and $250,000.
Unlike the EB-5 program, the E-2 visa does not require job creation, but the investor must have a controlling interest in the business and must be actively involved in its management. The application process for the E-2 visa involves submitting a detailed business plan and demonstrating that the investment will create jobs for U.S. workers.
Investment immigration is a popular way for individuals to obtain residency or citizenship in the United States. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa are two of the most popular programs for investment immigration. In 2015, the minimum investment amount for the EB-5 program was $1 million, while the investment amount for the E-2 visa varied between $100,000 and $250,000. Both programs had specific application requirements, including job creation and business management involvement. If you are interested in investment immigration, it is important to consult a qualified immigration attorney to help guide you through the process.