A growing number of people across the globe has been opting for the EB-5 immigrant investor programme owing to stricter regulations on other visa categories such as H-1B and H-4. The processing time for an EB-5 application is 18-24 months for approval, and six-nine months for processing of green cards.
No lottery and no sponsorship required by employer or family member. EB-5 investor has to invest a minimum of US$1 million in capital, which can be in the form of cash, equipment, inventory, other tangible property, etc. For Targeted Employment Areas (High Unemployment or Rural Area), they have to invest a minimum US$500,000 which allows permanent residence.
Investor and family eligible for green cards, “Most people want to invest in EB-5 mainly for their children so they are able to go to the US and stay there and not be dependent on any other visa category,” Under the programme, entrepreneurs and their spouses as well as children under 21 are eligible to apply for a green card, which allows permanent residence if they make an investment of $500,000 and plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for US workers.
Live, work, retire or attend school anywhere in the US. Unlike H-1B visa, EB-5 visa is not dependent on employment or educational qualification, and the applicant is allowed to work anywhere in the country. The processing time for an EB-5 application is 18-24 months for approval, and six-nine months for processing of green cards.
Higher University acceptance rates and lower tuition rates. Hassle free visa for higher studies in the US and no worries about sponsors and future job opportunities. Off all visa types, EB-5 gives permanent opportunity to students to complete their higher studies, get settled in the US, and secure employment as green card holder. Students with green cards are eligible for increased financial aid during school. It is a kind of winning situation for students.
US citizenship optional after 5 years of permanent residency. For some graduates and skilled migrants, a permanent residence could mean a chance to pursue a better career and life in America. The EB-5 program has helped tens of thousands of families across the world successfully migrate to the US