The EB-5 Program is a foreign investor visa program that provides a permanent path into the United States. It is designed to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation from foreign capital investment. The EB-5 Visa Program is the United States’ version of a “Golden Visa.” Your investment gives you and your immediate family (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21) a Green Card, permanent residence in the USA to live, study, and work. To qualify, the immigrant investor must have the potential to invest at least $900,000. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is a mutually beneficial program for the U.S. economy, U.S. businesses, and foreign investors alike.
The EB-5 Visa Program
a permanent path into the USA for you and your immediate family
EB-5 visas offer immigrant investors the most flexible path to permanent lawful U.S. residence and, if desired, citizenship. There are no restrictions regarding age*, education, business experience, or language. EB-5 investors may live and work wherever they please, regardless of the location of the investment.
EB-5 investor green card eligibility depends on investing the required capital, job creation, and proving a legal source of funds. If the investment is in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), the required investment amount is $900,000 USD. Otherwise, the amount of investment needed is $1,800,000 USD.
*no limits on EB-5 investor age. However, only unmarried children under 21 are eligible as part of the immediate family.
- Over 90% of all EB-5 investment is made through Regional Centers into TEA-based projects (USCIS)
- The EB-5 Visa Program, or the Immigrant Investor Program, was created by Congress in 1990 and is administered by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).
- The Program remained essentially unchanged until November of 2019, when new regulations, known as the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Regulations, went into effect.
- One of the most notable changes was the increased investment levels. Along with a provision that allows for investment amounts to be increased every 5 years going forward.
The EB-5 Program can be complicated. We help you get it right the first time.
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I-526 is the form used by an applicant to petition the USCIS for status as an immigrant to the United States.
It is the start of the process with USCIS but not the first step in the EB-5 process.
EB-5 Investor Visa Benefits
The EB-5 Program is an excellent way to acquire permanent resident status in the United States for foreign nationals with the required capital. Through the Program, EB-5 investors and their immediate family (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21) may obtain Green Cards. A Green Card or permanent resident card allows you to live, study, work, and retire anywhere in the United States.