A frequent EB-5 Visa question that foreign investors ask is: “What countries are qualified to participate in the EB-5 program?”
Every Country is Qualified
The answer is rather simple: every country is qualified to participate provided you meet the other conditions for EB-5 investors. If you’re from Russia, North Korea, China, France, Spain, anywhere in Europe, anywhere in South America, it doesn’t matter. You’re qualified to participate.
Different than the E-2 Visa
This is not the same as the E-2 non-immigrant visa, which is a temporary 5-year visa for investors. In this case, it’s very limited. There are just some countries on the E-2 country list that are qualified to use it. Therefore, if you’re from Venezuela, Brazil, China, India, Russia, you cannot participate in the E-2 investor program.
Your Eligible Investment
With that said, there are good news for you. If you want to participate in the EB-5, all you need to do is make an eligible investment. Your passport and country do not matter.