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EB-5 Immigrate Investor

Non-residents who wish to become permanent residents of the United States have several options for obtaining a U.S. Green Card. U.S. immigrant visas usually require a close family connection with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder) or they require an employment-based connection.

One of the employment-based Green Card options is to invest in a commercial enterprise in the United States that helps the economy by creating new jobs. EB-5 is the fifth employment based visa category for immigrant investors who wish to invest in a new commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy by generating at least 10 full-time jobs through an investment of either $1,000,000 or $500,000 (if invested in a targeted high unemployment area).

There are many advantages to the EB-5 investor visa program that have made this category a good option for those seeking to become permanent U.S. residents.

EB-5 Regional Center Advantages

  • Fast-track Green Card status is available for EB-5 Regional Center cases. This can result in Green Card approval in as little as a year.
  • Day-to-day management of an active business is not required for a Regional Center EB-5 case. An EB-5 investor can have a limited role in the management of the business as a limited partner.
  • There is no requirement to live in the area where the investment is made in regional center EB-5 cases. This means you can live, work or go to school anywhere in the United States while your application is being processed.
  • If the investment is made through a regional center program, the investment can generate either 10 direct or indirect full-time jobs.
  • The foreign national is not required to work in the U.S. and, should he or she decide to work, is able to work anywhere she chooses.
  • The investor's children can be educated in the U.S. and receive in-state tuition benefits.
  • It is often the only permanent residence option for a retiree.