The Facts About the “INVESTMENT GREEN CARD”
The “Investment Green Card” has been around since the 1990s but didn’t see much use until a few years ago. The program is intended to attract High-Wealth foreign households by offering them a green card for full-time residency in the United States in exchange for an investment in Federally Approved Public or Private Development projects, such as new office buildings, shopping centers, or condominiums. If foreign investors can show their investment has created at least 10 jobs in the United States, then after about 12 to 18 months, they can get a green card without the sponsorship of an employer or family member. Because of the role of the regional centers, the program is called the Regional Center EB-5 program.