The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program allocates a maximum of approximately 10,000 visas per year for foreign investors who are seeking permanent residency (Green Card) in the United States. Investors are required to make an investment of at least $800,000
into a project and create a minimum of ten full-time jobs for the United States economy. After maintaining a Green Card for five years, the investor and dependent family members are eligible to apply for US Citizenship, if desired.
The EB-5 Program was first established in 1990 to attract foreign investment to the United States and stimulate economic growth. In 1992, Congress enacted the Regional Center Program to help draw more capital to the United States and create a larger economic impact. Regional Centers are business entities approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) which pool foreign capital from EB-5 investors to finance job creating projects in the United States. Since the Regional Center Program’s inception, the EB-5 visa has attracted billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to the United States. Insignia Capital is one of the most established Regional Centers in the EB-5 industry.