Missouri EB-5 Investor Visa Program

This program provides for a limited number of immigrant visas to individuals desiring to engage in new commercial enterprise in Missouri and create new jobs in rural areas or areas with high unemployment. Projects must meet investment thresholds. 

Eligibility requirements: 
  • Investment of $1,000,000/Economic Impact/Job Creation:
    • 1. An investment of at least $1,000,000 into a new commercial enterprise that the applicant has established.
    • 2. The definition of a new commercial enterprise includes: the creation of an original business, the purchase of an existing business and restructuring or reorganizing the business to the extent that a new commercial enterprise results, or expanding upon an existing business.
    • 3. A demonstration that his/her investment will benefit the United States economy.
    • 4. Creation of at least 10 new full-time employees.
  • B. Investment made in a “Targeted Employment Area” (TEA):
    • • “Targeted Employment Area” is defined as an area with high unemployment or a rural area.
    • Targeted Employment Area:
      • o Rural Area
        • • See attached list of rural counties in Missouri for 2014.
      • o High Unemployment Area (in metropolitan area)
        • • USCIS defines a high unemployment area as an area within a metropolitan statistical area or city of 20,000 or more that has an unemployment rate of at least 150% of the national average.
        • • See attached list of high unemployment census tracts in Missouri for 2014.
    • • An investment of $500,000 into a new commercial enterprise is required in a “Targeted Employment Area”.

Application Process

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