- United States
United States of America Green Card is available to all those wealthy investors who can afford to pay the price tag of $500,000 and create at least 10 jobs for local communities through the EB-5 Regional Centre program.
EB-5 investor immigration program is set to expire on September 30, 2012 and rich business persons with big fat wallet in their pockets are flocking to avoid missing an opportunity of life time that not only will ensures citizenship of the world super power, better education facilities and higher standards of living.
US Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Chuck Grassley have tabled a bill 3245 for the re-authorization of EB-5 Regional Center program as a permanent feature without having any expiration deadline.
The eligible investor must has a net worth of $1,000,000 and lawful source of investment in the EB-5 regional center program amounting to $500,000 in the areas where the unemployment rate is high. The business in which the business person is investing must generate at least ten jobs within the local community. Once approved by USCIS, the applicant is granted two years conditional green card. The conditions can be removed after two years and subsequently, the business person can apply for US citizenship after five years.
In this period of recession and economic crisis, EB-5 Regional Centre program attracts not only the foreign investment but also ensures the new jobs for Americans.
EB-5 Regional Centres are approved by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to receive the investment from the foreign business partners. The Regional Centres are formed in such a way that the requirement of jobs creation is automatically met and investing partners require minimum involvement in running the business.
Thought the chances of EB-5 Regional Centre program getting expired are very slim, however, it is better to apply for eB-5 programme before the deadline of September 30, 2012 if someone is seriously planning to take advantage of this option to become US Citizen.
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