The EB-5 U.S. Immigrant Investor Visa Program is available to residents of Uganda.

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What are EB-5 Visa Requirements for Uganda?

EB-5 visa requirement – Uganda

  • Requires investor’s investment be US $1.05 M or minimum $800 K in a “TEA”. (USh 3.8 B or 2.88 B Uganda Shilling)
  • Investment is typically through a USA Regional Center project or in a new business directly.
  • It is required to create and maintain 10 full time jobs for a minimum of two years.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services allows 10,000 EB-5 visas a year.

Bank of Uganda is the Government Agency that creates framework and monetary policy for moving money outside of Uganda.

The EB-5 U.S. Immigrant Investor Visa Program is available to Uganda citizens. There is growing demand for the EB-5 Visa category among Uganda nationals. If you (or your Child) were born in Uganda then you can apply for fast track Green Card category for the United States through the EB 5 USA Investor Visa Program.

Targeted employment area – “TEA” is defined as:
– Rural areas
– Areas with unemployment 1.5x of the national average

Income requirement

Financial criteria for an investor to support a successful business investment:

  • A net worth of US $1 million – For an individual or a married couple; or
  • $200,000 or more in Individual Income, or $300,000 or more joint income, in each of the two previous years; and
  • Comparable level of Future income and assets.

Source of Assets, plus any obligations or legal liabilities associated with these assets, play an important role in your EB-5 application.

Ugandan Investor age requirement

There is no age limit to be an EB-5 investor. However, since a minor probably does not have the assets or income to be eligible as an EB-5 investor on his own, the parents or some other guardian giving him/her the investment amount will need to show the required documents to prove the source of funds.

The only time age matters is if the parent is applying and children are also part of the application as derivatives. They must be under the age of 21 to be included on a parent’s application.

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EB-5 visa – Uganda: Investor, Investment, Benefits

EB-5 visa application helps immigrating to the US with your family members (spouses and unmarried children under 21) and lets you enjoy the following benefits.

  • Assured route to permanent residence as long as you fulfil the minimum investment and job-creation requirements with no risk of political rhetoric or popular opinion impacting your immigration status.
  • Complete freedom to travel and live anywhere within the US.
  • Apply for jobs, including government jobs, or setup one or multiple businesses, or simply lead a retired life without any employment or sponsorship-related restrictions.
  • As a permanent resident, your unmarried children can:
    • Study in some of the best institutions in the world without any visa issues.
    • Pay 150% to 300% lower tuition as an instate resident
    • Eligible for funding and scholarship options as compared to foreign students.
    • Study as a day scholar and avoid long separation from family just to obtain quality education.
    • Explore job opportunities without applying for any work visa and waiting in line for the visa numbers.
  • The application will allow you spouse to enjoy all the benefits and right as any other Green card holder.
  • Enjoy greater international mobility through the visa-free travel privileges available to US green card holders.

EB 5 Uganda – Immigration visa service

People from Uganda are increasing their interest in migrating to the US with their families in order to pursue education and better career opportunities.

United States is the most desired education destination.

Post their graduation from Western or European colleges, many of these students aim is to gain work experience in the host country, and eventually become residents to enjoy all the benefits. For U.S.-educated international students, the program can be a positive alternative to seeking H-1B visas.

If wealthy parents “gift” their children EB-5 funds prior to sending them to college, not only would they pay lower tuition fees as U.S. residents, but the post-graduation visa concerns would be eliminated.

How much does EB 5 Visa Cost for Ugandan citizens?

EB 5 visa cost – Uganda

Minimum Investment amount is either US $1.05 M  or $800 K (USh 3.8 B or 2.88 B Uganda Shilling) in a TEA, Investor visa admin costs, $3,675 for I-526, $1,140 for I-485 application, $3,750 I-829 fee and Lawyer’s charges. EB5 visa is a path to a USA residency Green card and US Citizenship.

“TEA” is Targeted employment area defined as:
– Rural areas
– Areas with unemployment 1.5x of the national average

How can a Ugandan citizen get an EB 5 visa in USA?

EB-5 Visa Process – Uganda

  1. Pick an Investment advisor & Immigration attorney.
  2. Find EB-5 Project that meets EB-5 program requirements.
  3. Investment of Capital & Filing of I-526 application with USCIS.
  4. Apply for Adjustment of status (I-485 application) and DS 260 form.
  5. 2-Year conditional Green card.
  6. Permanent residency & I-829 petition.

EB-5 News for Uganda

As per United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Visa Bulletin from June 2023, there is no backlog and no extra wait-time in the timeline for EB-5 applications from Uganda.

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We can help you navigate Immigrant Investor Program through our presence in Uganda in conjunction with our U.S. Legal Partner.

Schedule an Appointment with Jahanvi Narula and Vivek Tandon, US Lawyer and an Investment banker to go through your specific situation.

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EB-5 Visa Program Uganda FAQ

How many EB 5 visas does the US government issue for Uganda each year?

Currently, there is an annual limit of 10,000 such visas with a per country limit of about 700 visas. Thus there is a limit of 700 EB5 visas per year issued to Ugandans. This type of visa is increasingly becoming popular with wealthy foreign citizens who want to move to the US.

Can an international student from Uganda with an F-1 visa apply for EB5 visa?

An EB-5 is certainly available for F-1 visa students from Uganda who are in the US. In fact, EB 5 is the preferred path for students and professionals in the US to gain permanent residency allowing them to work and live anywhere in the US without requiring any employer sponsorship.

Can someone from Uganda still apply for EB 5 in 2020?

Yes, Ugandans can apply for an EB-5 visa this year. EB 5 continues to be available despite attempts to limit immigration into the US. EB 5 has been specifically excluded from any immigration bans and changes.

Can a Ugandan citizen apply for EB 5 while on H1b?

Yes, H1-B visa is a dual intent visa which means Ugandans can apply for permanent immigration to the US through EB-5 while they are in the USA on a non immigrant visa such as H-1B.