The number of countries with immigrant investor programs has increased dramatically in the past decade. The U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia have the most popular immigrant programs. With 10,000 EB-5 visas issued in 2015, the U.S. leads the market.
The demand among prospective immigrant investors is growing rapidly. The U.S. EB-5 immigrant investor program has seen a significant surge and pushed the program toward its annual cap of 10,000 visas in 2014. China is the major source country for immigrant investors.
The most popular EB-5 investment option involves one of the parents becoming the EB-5 investor and sponsoring their children. “Residency Risk” in a safe country is worth evaluating and mitigating against.
Immigrant investor programs fall into two broad categories: those involving investments in the private sector and those requiring a transaction between the investor and the government.
Whether it is securing the best educational and professional opportunities for your children US EB-5 investment visa or investing in a new business adventure, it's important to assess the pros and cons of each country's investment immigration program and match it to your own families' personal and professional objectives.