If you are planning to make the USA your permanent residence, you must first attain a US Green Card. The United States EB-5 visa or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents — informally known as "green card" holders — by investing at least $1,000,000 to finance a business in the United States that will employ at least 10 American workers." Most immigrant investors who use the EB-5 program invest in a targeted employment area (TEA) — a rural area or area with high unemployment — which lowers the investment threshold to $500,000.
 The EB-5 program is intended to encourage both "foreign investments and economic growth". The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program is one of five employment-based (EB) preference programs in the United States.
Applicants have the choice of investing individually or they can choose to work through a "larger investor pool via regional centers (RC)",:2 which are federally approved third-party intermediaries that "connect foreign investors with developers in need of funding, and take a commission. If an EB-5 investment is made in a regional center, the jobs may be created indirectly through economic activity, as opposed to a direct investment, where the investment vehicle must directly employ the 10 U.S. workers.
The EB-5 program "affords foreign nationals and their spouses and unmarried children under age 21 the ability to obtain a U.S. visa based solely upon a minimum investment in a for-profit enterprise that creates or retains a specified number of jobs".
To obtain the visa,
• Individuals must invest $1,000,000 (or at least $500,000 in a Targeted Employment Area - high unemployment or rural area),
• Creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers excluding the investor and their immediate family.
• If the foreign national investor's petition is approved, the investor and their dependents will be granted conditional permanent residence valid for two years.
• Within the 90-day period before the conditional permanent residence expires, the investor must submit evidence documenting that the full required investment has been made and that 10 jobs have been maintained.
• 10 jobs have been created or will be created within a reasonable time period.
• No age bar.
• Knowledge of English Language is not required.
• No requirement of education.