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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programme

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

Key Facts

  • Hosts world’s most advanced medical and educational facilities, making it an ideal location for raising a family.
  • Being the world’s largest and strong economy, the country provides access to a business-friendly environment and a great range of resources.
  • Home to thousands of private schools, many of which are multi-lingual and provide a route to some of the highest-ranking universities in the world.
  • Required investment from US$500,000 under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programme.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programme-Requirements

In order to qualify for residency, applicants must fulfil ONE of the following investment options:

  • Creation of a New Enterprise– Applicant must make at least US$1 million investment in a new commercial enterprise, or make a minimum investment of US$500,000 if investing in a Targeted Employment Area (rural areas or areas with unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average). Additionally, the must create full-time employment for at least 10 qualified US workers; or
  • Investment in a Regional Centre– Opportunities to be pre-approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), applicants must make an investment of at least US$500,000 and create full-time employment for at least 10 qualified US workers.
  • Applicants must have a net worth in excess of US$ 1 million.
  • Proof must be provided as to the legal source of these funds.
  • Residency requirements: 6 months in any 12.


The USCIS normally takes 15-20 months to process applications, which may be longer for certain nationalities.

Benefits of the Programme

  • Leads to permanent residence ‘Green card’ status.
  • Access to public education system at all age levels.
  • Offers right to residency in all states, including Texas and Florida which are free of state-level income tax.
  • Dependant family members can be included.
  • Leads to full citizenship after 5 years of legal residence.

We would be delighted to assist you and your family members with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programme. Please get in touch with us at HudsonVIP@hudsonmckenzie.com to know more.
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