Non-immigrant Treaty Traders, Treaty Investors and Immigrant Alien Entrepreneurs

EB- 5 Immigrant Investor Program

The “employment creation” visa category is for a foreign national who invests $1 million in a new
enterprise that employs 10 U.S. workers, not including the immigrant, the immigrant’s spouse, or the immigrant’s children. The amount of the investment only needs to be $500,000 in a targeted employment area. A “targeted employment area” is a rural area or other designated area where the unemployment rate equals 150 percent of the national average. Immigrant visas for individuals who invest in targeted areas are limited to 3,000 per year.

To obtain an employment-creation immigrant visa, a foreign national must submit a Form I-526, “Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur,” to USCIS. If USCIS approves Form I-526, the foreign national may obtain permanent resident status, on a conditional basis, for two years. Prior to the expiration of the two-year period, the individual must apply to USCIS to remove the conditional basis.

Immigrant Investor Pilot Program.

This Pilot Program established the creation of Regional Centers to focus investment in geographic areas. The individual investor must meet all the criteria of employment creation investors except he or she can demonstrate that investment in the regional center will create jobs indirectly beyond the commercial enterprise.

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The E-1 classification is for a foreign national who is coming to the United States solely to engage in trade of a substantial nature, principally between the United States and the foreign national’s country. The trade involved must be the international exchange of items of trade between the United States and a Treaty country. Title to the trade item must pass from one treaty party to the other under successfully negotiated contracts that are binding on all parties.

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(The E-2 classification is authorized for a foreign national who is coming to the United States solely to direct and develop the operations of an enterprise in which the individual has invested or is actively involved in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital. The investment involved must place lawfully acquired, owned, and controlled capital at commercial risk with a profit objective, and it must be subject to loss if the investment fails.)


Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme

  • Allows individuals and their families to obtain citizenship or permanent residence.
  • Applicants must apply through licensed agents, and may not make submissions to the Government on their own behalf.

Why Choose Grenada:Benefits of choosing Grenada’s citizenship by Investment Programme


Becoming a Citizen

Personal requirements

  • of-citizenship


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