The investment required for a green card is between 500K-1Million. For an investor visa the amount starts at 125K.
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It depends on whether you want to take part in the investment or you would like your investment to be handled by a regional center. Direct investment requires at least $1 Million USD and investment through a regional center starts at $500,000 USD. The EB-5 visa, which leads to a conditional 2-year green card, is complicated and your best bet is to work with an experienced immigration attorney. There may be other options for you in terms of investment or work visas that could also be applicable to your situation and based on your education/background.
It is possible to apply for an EB-5 green card either as a direct investment, or through a regional center with a minimum investment of $500,000. Whether the minimum investment is $500,000 or $1,000,000 depends on whether the project is in a TEA (Targeted Employment Area) or a RA (Rural Area).
Given the intricacies of the EB-5 green card program, it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney.
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Because the US does not have a trade/investment treaty with Egypt, you are eligible to invest only in the EB-5 category. The investment amount is $500,000 plus costs, if investing in a USCIS approved Regional Center. If you are able to meet this requirement, you should retain the services of an experienced immigration attorney as the EB-5 process is extremely complex. Your attorney will no doubt also review your education and work experience to determine whether another avenue exists to qualify you for an employment based visa in the US.
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