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EB-5 Investor Visa Program

As described on its website (, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5 visas also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.

Georgetown currently has one Certified Targeted Employment Area (TEA) and is in the process of determining other areas that may qualify under TEA guidelines.


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