EB-5 Green Card for Immigrant Investors


Under the Green Card by Investment program, investors are eligible to apply for EB-5 Green Card (permanent residence) and get their green card in 2-3 years including their spouses and unmarried children under 21. To process with immigration visa in the USA the investor must:
  • Create or preserve 10 full-time jobs for qualified US workers and
  • Invest in New Commercial Enterprise (NCE) in the US

Green cards by investment category are issued in a limited number which is 10,000 a year. Out of which 3,000 are reserved for investors investing in TEA zones (high employment area). Since the Direct EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is the only program that’s available right now the applications are processed faster and the priority date for most of the countries is current

Particularly for Indian Citizens, it’s a piece of great news, as the Green Card priority date for India is current.

EB-5 Green Card eligibility criteria

Like many other countries, the United States also has a program that offers lawful permanent residency to foreign investors who will invest in the growth of the US economy. However, it’s not just paying a fee and getting your Green Card by just investment. There are certain strict criteria set by USCIS to be fulfilled before you can apply for a visa by investment in the USA.

EB-5 Investors who can have invested or are actively in process of investing the required capital amount into the NCE (EB-5 project) and creating required jobs are eligible to file for the I-526 petition. In general, an investor is eligible for an EB-5 Immigrant visa in the USA if they:

  • Jobs
  • Investment

Rights & Responsibilities of EB-5 Green Card holders (permanent residents)

Rights of Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders):
  • Freedom to work and live anywhere in the United States
  • Access a world-class education system with additional benefits for themselves and their children.
  • Access to medical care.
  • Ability to travel outside of the United States.
  • Option to obtain US Citizenship.
  • Permanent residents are fully protected by all federal, state, and local U.S. laws.
Responsibilities of Permanent Residents:
  • Responsible for local, state, and federal taxes.
  • Fulfill the requirement of being physically present in the United States.
  • Male Permanent Residents between the ages of 18 and 25 must register with Selective Service.

Where & How to Apply?

In order to file the petition for EB-5 Green Card, you should start with the CIS Form I-526. There are certain requirements and criteria to file for the Green Card by investment category:
  • You must establish a New Commercial Enterprise for your EB-5 project.
  • Investing the required capital
  • Providing a clean trail for the lawful source of funds
  • Creating at least 10 full-time jobs within the TEA zone
  • Demonstrating your active participation in the business

Filling for EB-5 Green Card can be overwhelming for an investor. To make sure your case is strong and proper documentation is submitted with USCIS you would need an experienced attorney, business plan writer, business consultant, and proper guidance. At EB5 Doctors Group, we bundle all the services for our clients so they can focus on their business.

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