EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2 - Page 134

investors to gain renewable, long- term US residency with a lower initial investment and fewer tax obligations than the E-5 program. Grenada is “the only country in the world to have both an active Citizenship by Investment program, and a bilateral investment treaty with the USA,” says Kaisha Ince, the chairperson of Grenada’s CBI Committee. Many CBI investors have gone on to successfully obtain E-2 visas, she says, and the US has told Grenada that it treats CBI investors the same as any other Grenadian citizen for visa assessment purposes. That’s drawn plenty of attention for the Grenadian CBI program from places such as China, which don’t have E-2 treaties of their own, Emmett says. “The biggest selling-point about Grenada is that it’s got the E-2 visa,” she adds. “Grenada has definitely 133 EB5 INVESTORS M AGAZINE become very popular with the Chinese because of the E-2 visa.” INVESTMENT OPTIONS had befo