Citizenship by Investment – CBI for short is the global phenomenon which allows an individual the right to choose their own nationality and passport. No matter what God-forsaken country you might be a product of, if you have the financial means and the desire you can become a citizen of a European power or a Caribbean Island paradise/tax haven.
But why stop there? Why limit oneself to Europe and the Caribbean? Isn’t the ultimate location for every Third-World son or daughter who dreams of freedom and getting to the very top in their line of business the land of the free and the home of the brave?
The Endless Appeal Of The USA
The United States of America remains the ultimate dream destination for rich and poor the world over. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free says the sonnet at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, and that became the rallying cry for the millions of impoverished European immigrants that flocked to America in the late 1800s and early 20th century.
Fast forward 100 years, and it’s not just the impoverished that are trying to become American citizens. Sure, there might be more billionaires in Beijing than New York right now, and more in China than the US in general, but how many of those billionaires would swap China for America in a heartbeat if they could?
Is There A US Citizenship By Investment Program?
While immigration to America is no longer as easy as it was at the dawn of the 20th century, the United States has always welcomed foreign investors who are prepared to develop businesses and provide jobs for Americans. The US equivalent of the Citizenship by Investment programs offered by Belgium, Austria, St Kitts and Nevis and Dominica is the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Green Card Program.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program was introduced by the US government in 1990 to help foreign investors looking to earn a Green Card or permanent residence in the United States. It has proved to be extremely successful, and the US government grants 10,000 such visas each year to foreign applicants.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program requires an investment of $1 million or a minimum investment of $500,000 in high unemployment or rural areas. Either investment must lead to the creation (or maintenance) of a commercial business, and the creation (or continuation) of at least 10 jobs for American workers excluding employment positions held by the investor and their immediate family.
Foreign applicants whose investor’s petition is approved will be granted along with their dependents conditional permanent residency in the United States which is valid for two years.
The processing period is fast (even faster with 2ndPassports.com’s Fast Track service see our homepage for details.) Once cleared, you will receive your conditional green card, and your family (spouse and children under the age of 21 are included in the application) can live anywhere in the United States. After five years of residency you can apply for citizenship.
Here are the key points to remember when considering applying for an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program:
- Processing time of residency is 9-12 months
- The minimum commercial investment needed is $500,000
- The program offers an easy eligibility criteria with minimal formalities
- Applicants are free to live anywhere in the USA
- Applicants can include their spouse and children under 21-years of age in application
- Conditional Permanent Residency status is valid for 2 years
How Can 2ndPassports.com Assist In An EB-5 Application?
If you are interested in applying for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program but feel you don’t have the available time to proceed with your application without professional help, 2ndPassports.com is exactly who you need.
2ndPassports.com are the market leaders in Second Citizenship and Citizenship by Investment. Since our formation in Switzerland in 2004 we have helped thousands of high net-worth individuals like yourself achieve their goal of that life-changing second passport. We have helped clients secure citizenship to many countries in Europe, to island nations in the Caribbean as well as Central and North America.
We will be there throughout your EB-5 application process. We will prepare you for every requirement and any interview you may face in your application. We will help in the search for a business for you and your family to take over, or in the search for a location in which to build a new business.
The process of second citizenship can be complicated and time consuming, but with our help you will receive your US passport and citizenship quickly and with the lowest possible outlay.
If you would you like more information about the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, or you are interested to see what EU and Caribbean CBI programs have to offer, 2ndPassports.com are here to help. Feel free to contact us via email, WhatsApp or Telegram.
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