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Get a Green Card by Investment

The EB-5 investor program offers permanent residency to foreign nationals and their families so they can live, work, and study in the United States.

We’re here to help investors and businesses navigate the EB-5 process to achieve immigration and financial success.

Why EB-5 could be your best immigration option

Quick Process

Quick and direct route to obtaining a US Green Card by investment without the need for a sponsor or employer or any special abilities. 

Family Inclusion

Bring your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old to the US.

Lifestyle Flexibility

Live, work, study, and travel anywhere in the US.

Profit Potential

Opportunity to earn significant profits on your investment capital.

Education Benefit

Lower tuition fees are available for permanent residents compared with international students.

EB-5 Requirements & Eligibility 


Minimum of $800,000 in a rural or high-unemployment area or infrastructure project. Otherwise, the minimum is $1,050,000.

Source of

The investor must prove a lawful source of funds. Potential sources include earnings, a loan, an inheritance, a gift, or home sale.

Key Investment

Capital must fund a for-profit business, be “at risk” for a chance of loss or gain, create 10 full-time jobs, and be sustained two years.

EB-5 Immigration Process

The US government's EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program enables investors, along with their families, to receive Green Cards by making substantial investments in US businesses that either create or preserve a minimum of 10 American jobs.

Step One

Connect with Immigration Lawyer

Meet an experienced EB-5 lawyer [link to directory] who will document your source of funds and file your application.

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Step Two

Choose EB-5 Investment

Contribute $800,000 - $1,050,000 to a qualified EB-5 project.

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Step Three

Application Submission

With your lawyer's assistance, submit Form I-526E to USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services).

Step Four

Conditional Green Card

Following I-526E approval, you and your family are eligible for conditional Green Card.

Step Five

Consular Processing or AOS

Applicants outside of US must go through consular processing. Applicants in US adjust status.

Step Six

Permanent Residency

After Form I-829 approval, conditions are removed from permanent residency. You and your family are eligible for citizenship in five years.

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Timelines for EB-5 Process

The EB-5 timeline involves two key considerations:


Application Processing

The I-526E petition processing time varies depending on the project's type and location. Rural petitions take 3 months to 1 year for approval. Petitions for projects in other locations may take 2 years or more.


Visa Availability

Investors from most countries will have a visa available for permanent residency immediately upon I-526E petition approval. Investors from backlogged countries (China, India, and Vietnam) who don’t have reserved visas may have to wait several years. However, investments in rural, high-unemployment, or infrastructure projects offer reserved visas that may be immediately available to anyone.

Use our I-526E Processing Estimator to learn how long your application might take to be processed.

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Due Diligence and Choosing a Safe Investment

While the investment being “at risk” is a program requirement, thorough due diligence can help an investor feel he or she has made the safest EB-5 investment possible.

An EB-5 immigration lawyer can help understand the likelihood of immigration success for a project. However, lawyers are not qualified to advise on the financial risks of an EB-5 investment; thus, an investor should work with an experienced EB-5 financial professional to assess the likelihood of a full and timely return of investment capital.

Visa Allocation

Annual Total

The EB-5 Green Card By investment program offers a minimum of 10,000 visas per year, including family members.

Reserved Visas

Each year 32% of visas are reserved: rural 20%, high-unemployment 10%, and infrastructure 2%.

Reserved Advantages

Set-aside visas are immediately available for investors from any country. Rural investments have priority processing.