What the future is for the US EB-5 investment visa?
The United States EB-5 investment visa is currently being debated. Democratic and Republican negotiators in the House of Representatives and the Senate are discussing the reauthorisation of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
Any update to the current regulations must be agreed by both before the end of the month, although an alternative is that it will be given a temporary extension as part of the larger Continuing Resolution, which is being introduced to keep parts of the government open beyond 30 September.
Under the current rules, entrepreneurs and their spouses and unmarried children under 21 are eligible to apply for a green card if they make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States, including real estate projects and plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified US workers.