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What are EB-5 visa set asides?

The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act introduced a pivotal innovation: visa set-asides for specific projects. These categories, encompassing rural-based, high-unemployment urban, and infrastructure projects, offer some key advantages:

  • Dedicated Visas: Investors in these projects receive 20%, 10%, and 2%, respectively, of the annual 10,000 EB-5 visas, bypassing lengthy backlogs experienced by other investors.
  • Faster Processing: This priority access for rural projects significantly reduces waiting times, leading to quicker green card acquisition.

These set-asides represent a unique opportunity for prospective EB-5 investors seeking faster and more predictable green card processing. By aligning your investment with these designated project categories, you can significantly expedite your path to permanent residency in the United States.