Sovereignty: USA is a federation of states that does not have a monarch.
Location: The United States is a country in the Northern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, and the Eastern Hemisphere.
Government Type: A Federal Republic.
Interesting Facts: The US is a diverse country with a multicultural society, has the world’s largest economy, holds the strongest currency in the world, and one of the most-sought-after passports on the planet.
Population: A population of 317,340,000 and a land area of 9,629,091 km2.
Demographics: Ethnic groups white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% . Religion Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, other Christian, Jewish Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%,
Economy: The economy of the United States is the world’s largest single national economy. The US has abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity. The U.S. is the world’s third largest producer of oil and second largest producer of natural gas. The country is one of the world’s largest and most influential financial markets. The United States has a mixed economy and has maintained a stable overall GDP growth rate, a moderate unemployment rate, and high levels of research and capital investment. The labor market has immigrants from all over the world and its net migration rate is among the highest in the world. A central feature of the U.S. economy is the economic freedom afforded to the private sector by allowing the private sector to make the majority of economic decisions in determining the direction and scale of what the U.S. economy produces. This is enhanced by relatively low levels of regulation and government involvement ,as well as a court system that generally protects property rights and enforces contracts. The U.S. economy consists of three main sectors—the primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary economic activities are those directly involving the natural environment, including agriculture, forestry, fishing, and mining. The primary sector usually contributes about 4 percent of annual GDP. Secondary economic activities involve processing or combining materials into new products, and include manufacturing and construction. Each year the secondary sector accounts for approximately 23 percent of GDP. Tertiary economic activities involve the output of services rather than goods. Examples of tertiary activities include wholesale and retail trade, banking, government, and transportation. The tertiary is the most important sector by far and accounts for almost 73 percent of annual GDP.
The Immigrant Investor Program of the US, known as the “EB-5 Program” was created by Congress in 1990 under Section 203 (b) (5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to stimulate the US economy through job creation and capital investments from foreign investors that wished to obtain permanent residence in the US.
- Through the US Immigrant investor Program, the applicant can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits including:
- No language skills required.
- No minimum education required.
- No business or management experience required.
- Investment capital can come from a gift, inheritance, business ownership or any other lawful activities.
- No obligation to live in the area of investment.
- The opportunity to live, work, and study anywhere in the US and benefit from lower tuition fees.
- Inclusion of dependent children under the age of 21.
- There are two investment options with the US Immigrant Investor Program:
Options 1: Creation of a new US Enterprise.
To be eligible for this investment option, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Make an investment of US$ 1 million in a new commercial enterprise, or US$500,000 if that enterprise is in a targeted commercial area, which includes rural areas or areas with unemployment of at least 150 percent of that national average.
- Create full time employment for at least 10 qualified US workers, who must be direct employees of the commercial enterprise.
- Actively manage the day-to-day activities and/or policy formulation of the enterprise.
Options 2: Invest in a regional centre:
Regional centers are investment opportunities that have been pre-approved by the US citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS). To be eligible for this investment option, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Make an investment of US$ 500,000.
- The enterprise must create full time employment for at least 10 qualified US workers, where direct employment is permitted.
- Active management of the enterprise is not required.
- US allows dual citizenship.
- Obtain same privileges as a US citizen except being allowed to vote.
- Children are eligible to attend US universities and colleges at the same prices as US Residents and Citizens.
- Exactly the same rights as a US Citizen when it comes to starting and running a business.
- Access to the same high-quality healthcare provided to Americans.
- Maintain business interests in and travel extensively in other countries, as long as their US Residency is maintained.
- Can be eligible for US Citizenship after 5 years of residency.
- Live and work in US.