EB-5 stands for employment-based fifth preference visa.
What is the EB-5 Program
Minimum Capital Requirement
EB-5 visa applicants are typically required to make either a $500,000 or $1 million capital investment amount into a U.S. commercial enterprise.The minimum amount of capital required for the EB-5 visa program may be decreased from $1 million to $500,000 if the investment is made in a commercial entity that is located in a targeted employment area (TEA).
Proof that investor is not a convicted criminal, no history of financial fraud or has not previously violated U.S. immigration laws.
At Risk Investment
Investment must be “At Risk” (i.e. fully invested in the project) for a period of no less than 5 years.
Per U.S. law, the EB-5 investor cannot be offered any guaranteed return on or of principal, nor possess any redemption rights on capital.