Fast track US visa options

People who are thinking about moving to the United States or Canada might be interested to know that there are a number of pathways to permanent residency and investment available in the 21st century, which can be of great help to get them living and working in another country.

Investors and businesspeople who want to settle in the United States or Canada have a number of fast track options; however, these do depend on having the right amount of money to invest and being able to meet the criteria laid out by the countries concerned.

“What makes the business programs worthwhile is the fast track process of getting a permanent residency with relaxed qualifying criteria, reasonable investment and easily achievable language benchmark or educational qualification,” says WWICS Group of Companies managing director and chairman, BS Sandhu.

The EB-5 Investor US visa is the best way to obtain a green card under the US business resettlement programs and requires an investment of at least $500,000. The point of the EB-5 US visa program is to allow individuals who will be able to create jobs for American workers by investing capital into the nation’s economy to immigrate to the US.

One of the best programs for those looking to move to Canada is the Quebec Investor Programme, which requires people to have a net worth of $1.6m, to be willing to invest $800,000 (refundable) for five years, and to have managerial experience.