EB-5 Visas

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Visas for Foreign Investors

Approximately 10,000 visa numbers are allocated annually to EB-5 investors. EB-5 visa category was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since. USCIS reserves 3,000 EB-5 visas for aliens who invest in TEAs and 3,000 for aliens who invest in commercial enterprises affiliated with Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth