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This issue of Global Perspectives takes a spin around the world looking at investment visas, initially examining the U.S.'s EB-5, as well as similar initiatives in countries around the world. Each program uses different levers to attract specific types of capital, investment and entrepreneurial skills--and is designed to benefit various aspects of a country's economy.
In This Issue
Countries around the world strive to lure global capital onto their shores using a variety of sophisticated techniques.
Launched in 1990 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the EB-5 visa program helps the U.S. compete for international capital against other countries that offer similar programs. It is designed to attract foreign investment in projects that create jobs for U.S. citizens.
Investment visas have become powerful tools for countries trying to attract overseas capital.
When searching for properties in the United States, the number of things to consider is extraordinary - especially for overseas buyers.