Advantages of EB-5
The program’s name, “EB–5”, comes from the visa category for which immigrant investors apply – the Employment-Based Immigration: Fifth Preference EB-5 – and offers the following advantages:
- One Investment. By funding a single project with a single investment, investors, their spouses and children under 21 years of age can all receive U.S. green cards.
- Accessible, Passive Investment. The investment of $500,000 is accessible compared to other country investment requirements, with third parties managing the investment and all aspects of the project.
- Education & Healthcare. Green card holders may attend U.S. schools and universities at the same cost as U.S. citizens and gain access to the same high-quality healthcare.
- No Language Requirement. Proficiency in English is not necessary to participate in the EB-5 program.
EB-5 Applicant Eligibility and Requirements
Each EB-5 Visa applicant must invest a minimum of $USD1,000,000 in a job-creating venture.
However, if the business receiving capital is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) –defined as a rural area or a region with high unemployment – the minimum investment amount is reduced to $USD500,000.
Process for applying for an EB-5 Visa
To participate in the EB-5 Program, investors must file the I-526 petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). After I-526 approval, investors will file a separate petition – the I-829 petition – to receive permanent residency.
Full information relating to USCIS’s application process and requirements:
For EB-5 Immigrating Investor Overview https://www.uscis.gov/eb-5
For EB-5 Immigrating Investor Process click here