The EB-5 visa program was created in 1990 through the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act in 1990. Each fiscal year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sets aside 10,000 visas for eligible foreign nationals who invest in a new commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy and create at least 10 full-time jobs. Investment minimums are set at a $1,000,000, or $500,000 for projects located in a designated Targeted Employment Area (TEA).