For many, an effective alternative to the USA EB5 Investment Visa can be the E-2 visa. E-2 is a Non-Immigrant Visa that allows the investors from treaty countries to work in the United States through their investment in a USA enterprise. The E2 investment must be substantial but it is far less than whats required in the EB5 category.
The E-2 Visa can only be obtained by the citizens of the countries holding an E-2 treaty with the United States. There are many countries that qualify for the E-2 treaty. Having citizenship by birth or through the Investment in these countries entitles the holder to apply for a USA E-2 Visa. The route to residency can be much faster and cheaper than EB-5 investor visa. The key difference with the E-2 is that it is a non-immigrant visa, it can not lead to a Green Card like EB-5 Investor Visa does.