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EB-5 Visa kept at US$ 500.000, for now

Minimum investment for the EB-5 Visa kept at US$ 500,000 until September 30th…

…but the Immigration Service may raise it before that.

By this Friday, March 23, 2018 the US congress is expected to approve the federal spending budget for fiscal year 2018, which ends Setembro 30th.

The EB-5 Visa Program for Foreign Investors, which allows direct access to the Green Card without restrictions or requirements in regard to work, education, age or any others, will be extended without changes through the same date.  

It was expected that the reform of the EB-5 Visa Program would be included in the legislative piece, but that did not happen, and therefore the minimum investment remains unchanged at US$ 500,000, as well as the remaining rules.  

But those interested in pursuing this visa cannot waste any time, because the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) had already announced that it would change the rules via regulation if congress did not do it, and that may happen at any time. 

The EB-5 Visa Program is one of the best immigration-by-investment programs in the world, granting the life-long permanent residency (Green Card) in the USA to citizens of any origin that invest in job-creating enterprises in the USA, even without actively participating in the management of such businesses. 

The investors also do not have to be proficient in English, have specific education or experience, or even entrepreneurial profile, etc. They also do not have to live in the area of the investment, or work, study or dedicate themselves to any specific activity. And the life-long permanent residency (Green Card) is extensive to the spouses and unmarried children up to 21 years old, at the time of application. 

Learn everything about the EB-5 Visa Program here.