Rise in Gulf applicants for EB-5 visa ahead of November fee hike

Pedro Gonçalves
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The significant changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is leading to a surge in Gulf applicants for the EB-5 Visa ahead of the fee hike from November. The Trump administration recently announced changes to the EB-5 visa program including a rise in the standard minimum investment from $1m to $1.8m. The EB-5 visa for Immigrant Investors was created by the US Immigration Act of 1990 as a way of encouraging foreign investment in projects across the United States. For Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) where unemployment is high, minimum investment requirement has been raised to $...

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