United States of America

EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa

Immigrant investor visa exists to involve foreign investors to United States of America for job creation in US.  Obtaining an EB-5 visa is a straight way for getting a green card. A green card is a document that allows a non-citizen to live and work in the United States of America. Permanent resident card is issued to both the investor and his or her spouse and minor children under 21 years old.

Under the provisions of section 203(b)(5) of the citizenship and immigration act (Immigration and Nationality Act) 10000 EB-5 visas are issued annually to eligible individuals who are also involved in opening a new businesses. 3000 of given 10000 visas assigned for Regional Centers.

Who is eligible for an EB-5 visa

A non-US citizen who implements any of the following investment projects can obtain EB-5 visa:

  • Opening a new business or acquiring an existing business;
  • Investing at least $1,000,000 or $500,000 in a new business or existing project;
  • Expanding already existed business on at least 140% (with increase in the number of work places compared to the pre-investment time);
  • Providing investment assistance to an existing business that has lost 20% of its equity over the previous 1-2 years.

Applicant family members

Your spouse and unmarried children under 21 are eligible to enter the United States with you, they will receive conditional resident card. Once a petition on  removal of conditional resident status  I-829 is approved your spouse and children will also be canceled from conditional resident status in the same way. At the time when you are granted conditional permanent resident card, your spouse and children will have a permission to work and attend school in the United States.

EB-5 visa advantages

When you are granted permanent resident card of the United States you can enjoy the advantages that US citizens enjoy. Those who have received the EB-5 visa do not need to update it or re-apply.

  • Any family member of applicant can come to the United States of America at any time and stay there for any period of time.
  • EB-5 investors can enter the United States for personal and commercial purposes at any time without any difficulties.
  • EB-5 holders can reside anywhere in the United States, retire, and run their own businesses.
  • EB-5 investor has the right to take advantage of the lower tuition fees primarily in the state of his or her residence.
  • The US provides a variety of financial services that includes public schools, higher education, medical and social payments.
  • The investor can move all his family members to the United States.

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