UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Residency & Citizenship by Investment

Live the American Dream and move to the U.S., a cultural melting pot with a thriving economy, a wealth of opportunities, and one of the highest standards of living anywhere on the globe.

WHY CHOOSE THE US?

Known the world over as the land of opportunity, the United States of America boasts a rich and diverse culture, one of the strongest currencies in the world, and one of the most sought-after passports on the planet. Through the USA EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, investors can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits:

  • No language skills required.
  • No minimum education required.
  • No business or managerial experience required.
  • Investment capital can come from a gift, inheritance, business ownership or any other lawful activity.
  • No obligation to live in the area of investment.
  • The opportunity to live, work and study anywhere in the U.S. and benefit from lower tuition fees.
  • Inclusion of dependent children under the age of 21.

Qualifications

To qualify for the program applicants must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition to meeting the following criteria:

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Show legal source of assets and funds.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

The USA EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program comprises two investment options.

1. Creation of a New U.S. Enterprise

To be eligible for this investment option, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Make an investment of US$1 million in a new commercial enterprise or US$500,000 if that enterprise is in a targeted commercial area, including rural areas or areas with unemployment of at least 150 percent that of the national average.
  • Create full-time employment for at least 10 qualified U.S. workers who must be direct employees of the commercial enterprise.
  • Actively manage the day-to-day activities and/or policy formulation of the enterprise.

2. Investment in a Regional Center

Regional centers are investment opportunities that have been preapproved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. To be eligible for this investment option, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Make an investment of US$500,000.
  • Create full-time employment for at least 10 qualified U.S. workers, where indirect employment is permitted.
  • Active management of the enterprise is not required.

CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Individuals who are nonconditional Green Card holders for at least five years can apply for naturalization upon meeting the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the place of residence, for at least three months prior to the application.
  • Have continuous residence in the U.S. as a Green Card holder for at least five years immediately preceding the application.
  • Be physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the five years (60 months) immediately preceding the application.
  • Reside continuously within the U.S. from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization.
  • Be able to read, write and speak English, and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
  • Be of good moral character in keeping with the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well-disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law.

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USA EB-5

323,995,528

Population Growth: 0.81%

57,300 USD

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

18.56 trillion USD

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LOCATION

North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico

CAPITAL

Washington, DC

DIFFERENCE

UTC-5

TOTAL AREA

9,833,517 sq. km.

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 18.84%, 15-24: 13.46%, 25-54: 39.6%, 55-64: 12.85%, 65+: 15.25%

LANGUAGE

English: 79.2%, Spanish: 12.9%, Other Indo-European: 3.8%, Asian and Pacific islands: 3.3%, Other: 0.9%

RELIGIONS

Protestant: 46.5%, Roman Catholic: 20.8%, Mormon: 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness: 0.8%, Other Christian: 0.9%, Jewish: 1.9%, Muslim: 0.9%, Buddhist: 0.7%, Hindu: 0.7%, Other: 1.8%, Unaffiliated: 22.8%, None: 0.6%

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Constitutional federal republic

CURRENCY

US dollar (USD)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.9214 EUR