USA EB-5 Investor Visa

The USA EB-5 Visa leads to permanent residence (Green Card) when you invest US$500,000 in an American business that creates at least ten full-time jobs.

USCIS has announced that the minimum investment amount will most likely increase in 2018 through regulatory and legislative changes.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The Investor must be at least 18 years of age
  • The Investor must be an “Accredited Investor” as defined by the SEC
  • The Investor must make a qualifying Investment into a new American business
  • The Investor must have legally sourced the funds used for the Investment
  • The Investment must result in the creation of at least 10 new full-time jobs


Application Process

1 The Investor deposits the investment and administrative fee with a USCIS-Authorized EB-5 Regional Center.
2 The Investor submits an EB-5 Immigrant Investor I-526 petition to the USCIS.
3 The Investor and accompanying family members apply for an Immigrant Visa,
OR
They apply for Adjustment of Status if they are legally resident in the US.
4 The Investor and accompanying family members receive conditional Green Cards that are valid for two years upon arrival in the US, OR upon approval of Adjustment of Status.
5 The Investor files an I-829 Removal of Conditions petition with USCIS with proof of job creation. Upon approval, the Investor and family members receive their permanent Green Cards.

Investment and Fees

Currently, the minimum investment amount is US$500,000. This investment is returned after the permanent Green Card is approved.

Fee Amount Description
Project Admin Fee US$50,000 – $60,000 Paid to the EB-5 Regional Center along with the Investment
I-526 Filing Fee US$3,675 Paid to USCIS at the time of submission of I-526 Petition

Visa Application Fee

OR

Adjustment of Status Fee

US$345 per person

OR

US$1,140 per person over 14 years;
US$750 per child under 14 years

Paid at the time of Visa Application

OR

Paid to USCIS at the time of submission of Form I-485

Immigrant Fee US$220 per person Paid to USCIS before arriving as an immigrant
I-829 Filing Fee US$3,750 Paid to USCIS at the time of submission of I-829 Petition

Note: You will incur additional costs and fees, including but not limited to the Immigration Lawyer’s professional fees and the costs of document collection, communication, traveling, translation, etc.

Citizenship

The Investor and accompanying family members will be able to apply for American Citizenship five years after arriving as Immigrants, as long as they meet the legal residency requirements mandated by the US Citizenship Laws.