Residency by investment

United States America

Residency by investment

United State

US EB-5 Investor Visa: Stimulate US economy by investing, creating 10+ jobs, and obtaining a green card for permanent residency, fostering economic growth and job opportunities.

The USA EB-5 Investor Visa
an overview

The USA EB-5 Investor Visa program was created in 1990 to stimulate the US economy through capital investment and job creation. By investing in a new commercial enterprise along with the other requirements, you can qualify for a green card which helps you and your accompanied family members to indefinite stay in USA.

To qualify for USA EB-5 visa you must invest US$800,000 in a new commercial enterprise that creates at least 10 full-time jobs for US workers.

The EB-5 program has been popular among investors seeking opportunities in the USA. Over the years, the EB-5 visa has attracted investors from all over the world, including Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The primary benefit of the EB-5 visa is gaining permanent USA residency for yourself, your spouse, and any unmarried children under 21.

The EB-5 program require a substantial investment and patience to navigate the multi-step application process.

The processing time for EB-5 Investor visa is approximately 18-24 months.

Benifits of
EB-5 Investor Visa

The US EB-5 program offers some appealing benefits that make it an attractive option for investors seeking residency in USA.

High standard of living

The United States of America is recognized as having the highest standard of living in the world. The country is renowned for its world-class health infrastructure and high standards of education.

Inclusion of family

EB 5 Investor visa allows Your dependent children under 21 years of age to be included in your application. You can also include your spouse in the same application.

Tax benefits

The USA tax system provides many benefits for investors and business owners. As an EB-5 investor, you may be eligible for tax incentives like capital gains exemptions and lower tax rates on dividends and business income.

Global Mobility

You can travel or live anywhere in the United States. State borders do not limit you. You do not need to verify your immigration status with any government agencies to travel. Once you gain citizenship through this path, you will be able to travel visa free over 174 countries and territories.


The US EB-5 program offers some appealing benefits that make it an attractive option for investors seeking residency in USA.
  • Allocate a minimum of US$1,050,000 towards launching a new business, with the potential to reduce the investment to US$800,000 if targeting a designated Targeted Employment Area (TEA).
  • Generate a minimum of ten full-time employment opportunities.
  • Ensure that the business contributes to the growth of the US economy by delivering goods or services to domestic markets.
  • Take an active role in the daily operations and management of the business
Regional centers pool funds from multiple investors to invest in larger projects. This option is less risky but you have less control. You still must invest the minimum of US$800,000 and the project must create at least 10 new jobs. Many investors prefer this “hands-off” approach.
  • You must prove the legal source of your funds. The government wants to verify you earned or acquired the money legally.
  • The investment must be “at-risk” meaning there is a chance you could lose the money. Loan guarantees or redemptions are prohibited.
  • You must maintain the investment for the life of the conditional green card which is usually 2 years. The investment can then be sold or reinvested.
  • If the requirements are met, you’ll receive a conditional green card for 2 years. After that, if the business and jobs are still maintained, the conditions are removed, and you’ll receive a permanent green card.

Who Can Get
USA Residency

The USA EB-5 investor visa provides a path to permanent residency for foreign investors and their immediate family members.

To be eligible as an investor, you must meet several criteria. Firstly, you need to be over 18 years old and possess a valid government-issued identification document, such as a passport. It is essential to be in good health with no communicable diseases. Additionally, you must have a minimum capital of $800,000 available for investment. Moreover, you must be able to demonstrate that your funds have been sourced legally, providing the necessary documentation and evidence to support the origin of your investment funds. Meeting these requirements is crucial to qualify as an investor and proceed with the investment opportunities available to you.

To be eligible, a spouse must be over 18 years old, possess a valid national ID (e.g., passport), and have a clean bill of health. Meeting these requirements is crucial for establishing eligibility and proceeding with related applications or processes.

Children who are under 21 years old and unmarried are eligible under this category. Children must be dependent on the investor.

Under the current law, you cannot add parents in your USA EB-5 investor visa Programme.

Application Process


Client onboarding begins

At Caribbean Islands Immigration Services, we initiate the process with a screening of client’s profile. After a positive screening, we will provide you with a Client Agreement (CA) to review and sign. At this stage we will connect the client with our US EB 5 immigration attorney to support the overall process.

You'll need to choose a qualifying investment. If you're interested in a Regional Center (a passive investment option), it's crucial to consider their successful track record with EB-5 projects.

Our legal team will handle all necessary government forms and supporting documents, closely coordinating with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to ensure compliance with program requirements.



Application Review and Submission

Prior to submitting your documents, we conduct a thorough review of your application to ensure it fully complies with the specific requirements of the EB-5 Investor Program.

The legal team at Caribbean Islands Immigration services will then submit the necessary forms to USCIS. The government conducts its own due diligence and carefully examines all the paperwork.



EB-5 Investor Petition Processing

The EB-5 Investor Petition is handled by USCIS, and the processing time varies depending on the number of applications.



Obtaining a Provisional Green Card

We take care of filling out the necessary form on your behalf to secure conditional permanent residency visas for you and your family. This form is then submitted to USCIS.


MONTHS 22-24

Receiving Residency

USCIS grants you conditional permanent residency visas, which later transition into unconditional status. Once your visas become unconditional, you become eligible to pursue US citizenship through the application process.


Frequently Asked

The EB-5 immigrant investor visa provides a method for obtaining a green card for foreign nationals who invest in a business that creates jobs for U.S. workers. To qualify for an EB-5 visa, you must invest US$800,000 in a regional center or make an investment of US4 1.05 million in a new commercial enterprise, that creates at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.

To apply for an EB-5 visa, your US attorney need to submit Form I-526, Immigrant Petition. This establishes that you have invested or are actively in the process of investing the required amount in a new commercial enterprise that will create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers. If your I-526 petition is approved, you can apply for an EB-5 immigrant visa or adjust your status to conditional permanent resident.

The main benefits of an EB-5 visa are:

  • Gain permanent U.S. residency for yourself, your spouse, and any unmarried children under 21.
  • Live and work anywhere in the U.S.
  • Attend college at resident tuition rates.
  • Potentially become a U.S. citizen in 5 years.
  • No sponsorship from an employer required.
  • Children can benefit from an excellent U.S. education.

The EB-5 process typically takes between 18 to 24 months to complete depending on various factors. The I-526 petition review process itself often takes between 15 to 18 months. Consular processing of the EB-5 visa application or adjustment of status can take 4 to 6 months. The overall time frame can vary based on the specifics of your case, security checks, and general processing times. Patience and realistic expectations are key to navigating the EB-5 process successfully.

The following individuals can qualify for US residency:

  • Investors
  • Spouses
  • Children under 21 years old who are unmarried.

The EB-5 program provides an opportunity for foreign investors and their families to gain permanent U.S. residency through a job-creating investment. By investing in a commercial enterprise or approved regional center and meeting the program requirements, you can live, work, and retire in the United States.

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