EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
USCIS administers the EB-5 Program. Under this program, investors (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for a Green Card (permanent residence) if they:
- Make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and
- Plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
This program is known as EB-5 for the name of the employment-based fifth preference visa that participants receive.
Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center Program, which sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.
Explore the links below:
- About the EB-5 Visa Classification - Requirements for investing capital and creating jobs
- EB-5 Investors - How to apply
- EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Centers - View information about regional centers
- EB-5 Resources - View EB-5 resources, such as protocols
- EB-5 Support - How to contact us with questions