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Permanent residence in the USA

The EB-5 visa is a way to get your green card and permanent residency through investment. The EB-5 investor visa program enables foreigners who make an investment in a U.S. business to obtain a green card and become lawful permanent residents, and potentially citizens, of the United States.

The investment can lead to a green card for the investor to permanently live and work in the United States with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21. The EB-5 visa program is operated by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The program was established by the United States Congress in 1990 to facilitate increased investment in the U.S. economy.

To meet EB-5 investor visa requirements, foreign investors must make an “at risk” capital investment in a for-profit U.S. business entity. The required investment amount is either $900,000 or $1.8 million, depending on which project you invest in. If you invest in a targeted employment area (TEA) the investment is $900,000, and if you invest elsewhere the minimum required investment is $1.8 million. EB-5 investments must lead to the creation of 10 full-time U.S. jobs for at least two years.



  • Make either a $900,000 or $1,800,000 capital investment amount into a U.S. commercial enterprise;
  • The minimum amount of capital required for the EB-5 visa program may be decreased from $1,800,000 to $900,000 if the investment is made in a commercial entity that is located in a targeted employment area (TEA);
  • The USCIS requires that EB-5 investments result in the creation of 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers. These jobs must be created within the two year period after the investor has received their conditional permanent residency;
  • In some cases, the investor must be able to prove that their investment led to the creation of direct jobs for employees who work directly within the commercial entity that received the investment;
  • The main applicant must be 18 years old at time of application;
  • No previous conviction;
  • Must purchase health insurance.



The EB-5 program allows your family members to receive green cards with you, including:

  • Main applicant;
  • Your legal spouse;
  • Your children (under 21 years old).


  • Residence requirements: Upon recipient of green cards, you can NOT leave the U.S. for more than 6 months in a calendar year.