Interested in an investor visa, called an EB 5 Visa?
Now you can invest only $500,000 in a Regional Center in the USA and get Green Cards for everyone in your immediate family. Probably 95% of people do this kind of EB 5 investment rather than the million dollar investment option.
Total cost is around $575,000 which includes a large $50,000 fee charged by the Regional Center, plus immigration filing fees, legal fees and other costs.
These Regional Centers are approved by immigration, but not guaranteed investments. This investment visa is called an EB-5 Visa.
A Green Card gives Permanent Residency in the U.S. for you and your family including a spouse and any children under the age of 21. The EB-5 investment visa green card is great who someone who can’t get a Green Card though marriage to an U.S. Citizen or through another family member.
With the million dollar version, you must set up a business in a low unemployment area, create ten full time jobs and actively run the business. And your relatives don’t count toward the ten employees. You can see the issue here. What if you want to own a gas station and run it with their family? It may be difficult to create ten full time jobs for two years.
With the $500,000 investment with a Regional Center, the $500,000 is pooled into a group investment which is designed primarily for people to get Green Cards. That means that the Regional Center creates the business plan, ensures ten jobs per investment and actively operates the business. You will be free to live anywhere in the U.S., work and travel wherever you would like.
You are considered a limited partner during the investment.
After making the investment, the immigrant may immediately file for Green Cards for self, wife and children. After two years, USCIS (immigration) confirms whether you actually created the ten jobs and so on. At that point the Green Card becomes permanent and you can apply for citizenship five years later.
This creates a lot of jobs in low unemployment areas here in the U.S.
Benefits of the EB-5 Visa
- You don’t need a Sponsor as you are sponsoring yourself and family
- A fast way to get Green Cards for you and your family
- You don’t have to wait for your Green Card like others as there is no backlog of EB-5 visas
- Live anywhere in the U.S., work and travel wherever you like
- You don’t have to manage a business
- Apply for Citizenship after 5 years of having your EB-5 Green Card
Your immigration lawyer will guide you through this EB-5 Investment Visa process and file to get Green Cards for you and your family.