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EB-5 Investor Visa

Welcome to, your trusted partner in facilitating EB-5 Investor Visa applications. The EB-5 Investor Visa is an immigration program in the United States that provides a path to obtaining permanent residency (green card) for foreign investors who make a significant investment in a qualifying U.S. business. 

Overview of EB-5 Investor Visa


To be eligible for the EB-5 program, foreign investors must invest a minimum amount of capital in a new commercial enterprise that creates or preserves at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers. The minimum investment amount varies depending on the location of the investment. Currently, the minimum investment is $1,050,000 for most areas and $800,000 for targeted employment areas (TEAs), which are areas with high unemployment or rural areas.

Investment Requirements

The investment must be made in a for-profit business entity, which can include a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company. The capital investment can take the form of cash, inventory, equipment, or other tangible property. Additionally, the investment must be at risk, meaning the investor is not guaranteed a return on the investment.

Regional Centers

Many EB-5 investments are made through designated Regional Centers, which are entities approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Regional Centers are typically private entities that facilitate EB-5 projects and offer a streamlined process for investors. Investing through a Regional Center allows investors to count indirect job creation in addition to direct job creation.

Job Creation

The primary goal of the EB-5 program is to stimulate economic growth and job creation in the United States. Investors are required to create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within two years of their admission to the U.S. as conditional permanent residents.

Conditional Permanent Residency

Initially, EB-5 investors and their eligible family members are granted conditional permanent residency for a period of two years. To remove the conditions and obtain permanent residency, the investor must demonstrate that the investment has been sustained and has resulted in the creation of the required jobs.


It’s important to note that the EB-5 program has specific requirements and procedures, and you need to work with good regional centers and immigration attorneys to successfully file the Petition. Also, the Regional Centers are approved by USCIS, but that doesn’t mean that all Regional Centers are reliable. Thousands of investors lost their investment and also lost green card working with fraudulent companies and regional centers. You need to identify a reliable Regional Center with good track record of performance and return of capital and successful petitions.

Expert Connect

Yes we can help and guide you through the entire process. We have vetted projects, regional centers and attorneys who can rely on.

Frequently Asked Questions?

You can find the most commonly asked questions and their answers right on this page. For any further doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.

An EB-5 Investor Visa is a U.S. immigrant visa program that allows foreign individuals to obtain permanent residency in the United States by making a qualifying investment in a U.S. business.

The primary purpose of the EB-5 investment is to create new jobs in the United States. The investment must generally lead to the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers within a specific time frame.

The investment must be made in a new commercial enterprise, which is generally defined as a for-profit entity established after November 29, 1990. The business can be in any industry or sector, as long as it meets the EB-5 program’s requirements.

Yes, regional centers are private or public entities designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to promote economic growth in specific geographic areas. Investing through a regional center can provide certain advantages, such as indirect job creation calculations.

Yes, it is possible to invest in an existing business and qualify for the EB-5 Visa. However, specific requirements must be met, such as demonstrating that the investment will result in a substantial change or expansion of the existing business.

The process typically involves filing an I-526 petition with USCIS, which demonstrates that the investor meets all the program requirements. Upon approval of the petition, the investor can either apply for a conditional green card if they are already in the U.S., or apply for an immigrant visa through consular processing if they are outside the U.S.

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