EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2 - Page 127

2000 - 2016 EB-5 VISA APPROVALS AND ADJUSTMENTS OF STATUS FROM THE MENA REGION 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Algeria _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 _ _ _ _ Bahrain _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 5 Egypt 1 _ _ _ _ 1 1 _ _ 5 4 12 37 28 37 36 57 Iran 4 1 117 81 86 76 62 40 Iraq _ 1 Israel 2 Jordon _ _ 2 12 9 16 12 55 5 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 10 _ 3 2 9 8 _ 1 _ _ _ 6 _ _ _ 13 _ 3 7 7 7 10 18 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2 7 10 18 Kuwait _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3 1 8 5 6 Lebanon _ _ _ 1 5 _ 1 3 2 5 _ 2 9 3 2 3 2 Libya _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2 _ _ _ _ 4 Morocco 1 _ _ _ _ _ 2 _ _ _ 4 2 _ 1 _ 2 1 Oman _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ Qatar _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 1 1 _ Saudi Arabia _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 _ _ 2 _ 1 1 4 6 2 9 Sudan _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 Syria _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 7 2 12 Tunisia _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ UAE _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2 6 _ 7 2 11 9 18 Yemen _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 _ 1 5 _ MENA Total 200 Year MENA Total Global Total MENA % Total 2000 2001 8 7 231 188 3.46% 3.72% 2002 2003 - 1 147 71 0.00% 1.41% 125 2004 2005 2006 7 19 5 126 349 802 5.56% 5.44% 0.62% 100 2007 2008 2009 12 18 49 793 1,443 4,218 1.51% 1.25% 1.16% 75 2010 2011 2012 75 145 146 1,885 3,463 7,640 3.98% 4.19% 1.91% 50 2013 2014 144 171 8,564 10,692 1.68% 1.60% 2015 2016 142 193 9,764 9,947 1.45% 1.94% 175 150 25 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 20