USCIS administers the EB-5 Visa 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.

All EB-5 visa investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise, which is a commercial enterprise established after Nov. 29, 1990, or established on or before Nov. 29, 1990, that is purchased and the existing business is restructured or reorganized in such a way that a new commercial enterprise results, or expanded through the investment so that a 40-percent increase in the net worth or number of employees occurs.

Commercial enterprise means any for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business including, but not limited to a sole proprietorship, a partnership (whether limited or general), a holding company, joint venture, a corporation, a business trust or other entity, which may be publicly or privately owned. This definition includes a commercial enterprise consisting of a holding company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, provided that each such subsidiary is engaged in a for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of a lawful business.

Note: This definition does not include noncommercial activity such as owning and operating a personal residence.


Below you will find the link to the USCIS website and the USCIS official designation letter for our EB-5 Regional Center. For further information about the

USCIS EB-5 Program click here

To view Pathway Capital Partners USCIS designation for our EB-5 Regional Center click here