Monday, March 22, 2010

New Investor Visa Proposed

A bill which would create a new path for permanent residency through investment was introduced into the Senate on February 24th, 2010.

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Democrat John Kerry and Republican Richard Lugar co-sponsored a bill which would significantly ease the requirements of obtaining a green card through investment. The bill would allow individuals to obtain a temporary green card by investing as little as $250,000 in a start-up company. After 2 years, the investor could obtain a permanent green card by showing he or she has generated at least five full-time jobs in the U.S., attracted $1 million in additional investment capital or achieved $1 million in revenue.

The bill would greatly liberalize the current EB5 category which requires investors to invest at least $1 million and create ten jobs.

We will monitor the progress of this bill as it goes through Congress.


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  2. Good to know about this news of a new path for permanent residency through investment. After long since I have got this valuable information which really so helpful to us all. Actually I was looking forward to know about the process of obtaining a temporary green card. Thanks
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