US Increases Minimum Investment Amount for EB-5 Residency Visa

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As anticipated by industry experts, the US Immigration Service has increased the minimum investment criteria amount for immigrant investors wishing to become US permanent residents using the naturalisation method: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programme.

On November 21st later this year, the standard minimum investment level will increase from USD $1 million to USD $1.8 million for general investment, and by USD $400,000 (from USD $500,000 to USD $900,000) if the investment is input to an area of targeted employment.