The EB5 Visa (employment-based fifth preference category or also well-known as EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program) is a special Investor Visa designed by the U.S. Government as a way to obtain a Green Card (so to be a U.S. Permanent Resident) after making an investment in United States.
So, The EB5 Visa Program (as known as “EB5 Investors”) enables foreigners to obtain a Green Card (and so to become lawful permanent residents) after making an Investment.
With that investment, the investor – as EB5 Visa applicant – will have the right to permanently live and work in the United States, with also his/her spouse and eventual under 21 children (so with Family members).
This is actually the easiest way to obtain the U.S. Green Card and, as consequence, to become an American Citizenship thanks of that investment.
This is pretty clear just having a look at the official Visa Statistics by the U.S. Government, regarding the numbers of EB5 Visa in the last 20 years:
Eb5 Visa Applications
2000-2020 EB5 Visa applications and increase of demands of the EB5 Investors
You can obtain the U.S. Green Card in different ways:
- by investing at least $1.8 million (since November 21, 2019) to finance a business in the United States that will employ at least 10 American workers.
- Or invest in a targeted employment area (called TEA) —an area with high unemployment—which lowers the investment threshold to $900,000.