EB5 Green Card - Direct investment Visa

United States
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Under this program, entrepreneurs (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for a green card (permanent residence) if they make $1 million in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.

Application process:

1. Gather the necessary documents and transfer the investment into escrow. Submit application Form I-526

2. Following approval of the Form I-526 petition, either:

File Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, with USCIS to adjust status to a conditional permanent resident within the United States, or

File DS-260, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, with the U.S. Department of State to obtain an EB-5 visa abroad to seek admission to the United States.

3. Upon approval of the petition, complete medical examination and interview

4. The EB5 Investor visa is issued

Note: Upon the approval of a Form I-485 application or upon admission into the United States with an EB-5 immigrant visa, the EB-5 investor and derivative family members will be granted conditional permanent residence for a 2-year period.



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Eligibility Requirements for the EB5 Green Card - Direct investment Visa

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid passport
  • You must have a clean criminal record
  • All EB-5 investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise. Must find the project to invest on their own and take direct managerial role in overseeing it.
  • One must have a business plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers
  • Applicant should provide medical and good character certificate with police report

Document Requirements for the EB5 Green Card - Direct investment Visa

9 Document Required

  • A current passport or other valid travel identification
  • A police report with good character certificate and medical report
  • Evidence that you have invested or are actively in the process of investing in a “for profit” new commercial enterprise, which is a commercial enterprise
  • Evidence that you are or will be engaged in the management of the new commercial enterprise (either through day-to-day managerial control or through policy formulation).
  • Evidence that you have invested or are actively in the process of investing $1 million and it has been acquired through lawful means
  • Evidence that the new commercial enterprise will create at least 10 full-time positions for qualifying employees.
  • If the requisite employees have not already been hired, you will need to submit a comprehensive business plan showing that.
  • Evidence that the number of existing employees is being or will be maintained at no less than the pre-investment level for a period of at least 2 years.
  • Photocopies of tax records

Talent Migration data for United States

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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