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Investment Visa in the USA

The United States offers several options for Business Investor Visas. Here’s how EB-5 and E-2 visas can guide you toward a successful investment and immigration.

USA EB-5 Investor Visa

The EB-5 visa grants permanent residency to individuals who invest either $800,000 or $1.05 million in a new business that creates 10 full-time jobs for Americans across the United States of America. This investor visa provides the applicant and their immediate family access to permanent residency in the United States. The immediate family includes the applicant, their spouse, and unmarried children under 21.

E-2 Investor Visa USA

For many, an effective alternative to the USA EB-5 Investment Visa is the E-2 visa. The E-2 visa is a Non-Immigrant Visa that allows investors from treaty countries to work in the United States through their investment in a USA-based enterprise. The investment required for an E-2 visa is substantial but considerably less than what is required for the EB-5 category.

The E-2 Visa is exclusively available to citizens of countries with an E-2 treaty with the United States. Many countries qualify for the E-2 treaty, and individuals who hold citizenship by birth or through investment in these countries can apply for a USA E-2 Visa. The path to residency can be faster and more cost-effective compared to the EB-5 investor visa. It is important to note that, unlike the EB-5 Investor Visa, the E-2 visa is non-immigrant and does not lead to a Green Card.

Green card by investment

The EB-5 Visa offers a path to obtain a Green Card through investment. Investors receive a temporary Green Card initially; after two years, they can apply for a permanent one. There are 10,000 available applications per year, with 5,000 of those reserved for investments through regional centers. The success rate for the EB-5 Visa is generally high and depends on factors such as the investment type, personal situation, legal representation, and the regional center chosen. On the other hand, the E-2 Visa provides residency through a substantial investment in a business but does not directly lead to a USA Green Card.

US Citizenship by investment

While the EB-5 and E-2 visas are not citizenship by investment programs, investors who obtain a Green Card via the EB-5 route can apply for US citizenship after five years of Permanent Residency. This process is known as Naturalization.

Contact Us

EB5 States is here to help guide you toward citizenship through investment. As consultants, we have successfully assisted many families in navigating the EB-5 immigration landscape. Contact us to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Vivek Tandon Esq., a US Lawyer and Investment Banker.

USA Investor Visa FAQ

Can I get a Green Card if I buy property in the USA?

No, purchasing a house in the US alone does not grant you a Green Card. However, if you invest at least $800,000 in a real estate project in the US through an EB-5 regional center and create 10 full-time jobs in the US economy, you may qualify for an EB-5 Green Card.

How can I get a USA Green Card through investment?

You can obtain a USA Green Card by investing in the US through the government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program.

Can I buy United States citizenship?

No, US citizenship is not available for purchase. However, a foreign national can obtain conditional permanent residency, remove the conditions, and subsequently apply for US citizenship through the EB-5 investment visa program.

How much does a USA investment visa cost?

The US EB-5 investment visa requires a minimum investment of $800,000 into a new business or project in the US.

What is a Golden Visa USA?

A Golden Visa USA is another term for an EB-5 permanent residency visa issued to individuals who invest a minimum of $800,000 in a new commercial enterprise in the US that creates 10 full-time jobs in the US economy.

What is an investor visa in the USA?

The United States EB-5 visa, also known as the employment-based fifth preference category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, was created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990. It allows eligible immigrant investors to become lawful permanent residents, commonly known as “green card” holders, by investing at least $800,000.