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Buying your own visa

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by impolyt_one, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    Just wondering if anybody has done this, and what the various countries requirements are like. I know that US is something like a half million dollar investment plus 10 full-time jobs created, whereas Korea and Japan only require around $50,000 (Japan more like $63,000 due to exchange rate now) plus two full time jobs created. What else is out there?
  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2002

    Pretty sure the 10 job requirement is gone in US now. That changed during the recession iirc.

    You can do this for a lot of south and central america for relatively little money.
  3. coop86

    coop86 Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2010

    For the US there has always been the $1,000,000 investment while employing 10 Americans for at least 2 years. Recently there have been a couple changes that allow just investing $1,000,000 in a new or troubled business or a $500,000 investment in an area considered "rural" or an area of high unemployment.

    I believe Canada only requires bringing $500,000 of assets with you to qualify.

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