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- United States of America Country profile
- Benefits of the program
- Investment requirements
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About the program
The EB-5, also known as the USA Immigrant Investor program, was created through the Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90) by the United States Congress. The program was established to stimulate the U.S. economy by granting permanent residency to foreign entrepreneurs along with the right to work in the United States after they have invested in an American commercial enterprise. The Immigrant Investor Pilot Program was launched in 1993 by Congress to increase interest in the EB-5 visa program.
To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.
When you obtain an EB-5 immigrant investor visa, you become a resident of one of the richest countries in the world. You and your family will be able to travel to the USA without an additional visa.
Guaranteed by law
No time restrictions on your employment and you will have no need for a sponsor.
Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 5 years to your new citizenship.
You and your family will be authorized to work at any company in the USA, in any job function.
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Confirmed investment sources
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Adult children (biological or adopted) under 21 years of age
- Dependant parents
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
Section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), allocates 10,000 “EB-5” immigrant visas per year to qualified individuals seeking Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status on the basis of their capital investment in a commercial enterprise.
The EB-5 regulations may be found at 8 CFR 204.6 and 8 CFR 216.6, respectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I include my family?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 21 years, a spouse, and parents who live with and are fully supported by the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements?
The United States of America’s Immigrant Investor program does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to live in the United States of America after obtaining my residency?
Yes, you are required to fulfil a minimum required residency time in the United Kingdom to maintain your residency.