Comparing U.S. visa alternatives to
EB-5 from a cost perspective
While the L-1A, EB-1C and the E-2 visas might seem like less costly options, the least expensive
process of obtaining U.S. permanent residency is investing in the EB-5 regional center project.
By Edward Beshara
here are several U.S. visa processes for foreign
national investors to enter the U.S. Some allow the
foreign national investor to enter the U.S. within a matter
of a few months and these are the nonimmigrant visa
W hile foreign national inves tors can inves t in U.S .
businesses for EB-5 regional center projects or in U.S.
subsidiary companies for U.S. permanent residency, there
is a waiting period, usually a minimum of two years.
The main question foreign national investors are asking
in 2021, is how can they protect the wealth that they have
accumulated in their own country and globally, and how can
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they minimize their investment in the U.S. to obtain either a
temporary U.S. visa or permanent residency status?
The alternative U.S. temporary visa processes include
the L-1A intracompany transfer and, the E-2 investor visa
process. While the U.S. permanent residency process will
include the EB-1C intracompany transfer for executives,
managers, or investment in an EB-5 direct or regional
Let’s discuss the diagnosis or comparison of the cost of
investing in various U.S. visa processes and concluding that
the least expensive process of obtaining U.S. permanent
residency will be investing in the EB-5 regional center