While most investors may think a capital investment always refers to cash, it can also refer to inventory, equipment and other tangible property that is owned by the foreign investor. The capital investment for the EB-5 Visa program is valued in U.S. dollars at a fair market value.
As a rule, the investor has to invest US $1 million. If the investor invests in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), the minimum investment amount is US $500,000. Typically, a TEA is not located in a metropolis and is a rural area where the unemployment rate is a minimum 150 percent of the national average and the population is 20,000 or more. Investment in Targeted Employment Area can be done only through a government-approved regional center.
EB-5 Offerings Still Available for $500,000 minimum Investment
(This investment amount is being expected to increase to $1.35 million.)
Available EB-5 Projects