Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Centre Program, which sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth. Under this employment visa category, an individual and family (spouse + children under the age of 21 and unmarried) can obtain a green card via investment. By investing USD 800,000 or USD 1,050,000 (depending on geographic area) in a commercial enterprise and creating at least 10 full time U.S. worker jobs one can achieve the first step towards their American Dream. The green card is issued in 2 phases – Phase 1 – conditional green card and Phase 2 – Condition is removed if the job requirement is met to make it a permanent green card. The US Govt. states that this kind of an investment must be deemed at risk.

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Grenada is a Caribbean country composed of three main islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Grenada, also known as the ‘Spice Island of the Caribbean’, due to its rich cultural heritage growing and trading spices. Grenada offers a high standard of living living with with its educational system modelled on that of the British and excellent healthcare.

Grenada has several reasons to be a favorite of the high net-worth individual with its attractive Citizenship by Investment Program launched in 2013.

Portugal boasts rich historical and cultural heritage spread across from white sandy beaches in Cascais to the city of seven hills, Lisbon. The country has encouraged high net worth individuals with its several avenues of potential investments in sectors like textiles, manufacturing and construction and most recently Real Estate supported by the demand of the Golden Visa.

Portugal’s passport is ranked as the 6th strongest passport in the world. The Golden Residence Permit (Golden Visa) Programme, Portugal’s residence by investment program, was established in October 2012 allowing non-EU citizens to receive a temporary EU Residence Permit in exchange for investments in Portuguese Real Estate.