Investment visa USA

United States has a couple of options for Business Investor Visas. Here’s what EB5 BRICS can guide you with for a successful investment and immigration.

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USA EB-5 investor visa

The EB5 visa gives permanent residency to those investing $800,000 or $1.05M cost in a new business that creates 10 full-time jobs for Americans across the United States of America. The investor visa can be beneficial as it grants access to the Permanent Residency of the United States for not just the applicant but for the immediate family as well. An immediate family would mean the applicant and applicant’s spouse and unmarried children below the age of 21 years.

E-2 investor visa USA

For many, an effective alternative to the USA EB5 Investment Visa can be the E-2 visa. E-2 is a Non-Immigrant Visa that allows the investors from treaty countries to work in the United States through their investment in a USA enterprise. The E2 investment must be substantial but it is far less than whats required in the EB5 category. 

The E-2 Visa can only be obtained by the citizens of the countries holding an E-2 treaty with the United States. There are many countries that qualify for the E-2 treaty. Having citizenship by birth or through the Investment in these countries entitles the holder to apply for a USA E-2 Visa. The route to residency can be much faster and cheaper than EB-5 investor visa. The key difference with the E-2 is that it is a non-immigrant visa, it can not lead to a Green Card like EB-5 Investor Visa does.

Green card by investment

The EB-5 Visa is a Green card through investment. Investors are given a temporary green card after two years. 10,000 applications are available per year. 5,000 of these is reserved for investments through the regional centers. Success rate for the EB-5 is quite high and generally depends on the investment type, personal situation, legal representation and regional center. The E2 Visa offers residency through substantial investment in a business. It is not a direct path to USA Green card.

US Citizenship by investment

EB-5 and E2 are not a citizenship by investment program, However; after getting a Green Card via the EB-5 visa route, investors can apply for USA citizenship after five years of Permanent Residency. This process is known as Naturalization.

Here are 3 steps to USA Citizenship through Investment.

    1. Filing for USA Investor Visa


    • Get an E-2 Visa by filing Form DS-160.
  1. Filing for Green Card – File for Adjustment of Status through I-485 form to get a Green Card
  2. Filing for US Citizenship – After 5 years of permanent residency, file for American Citizenship through Form N-400.

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EB5 BRICS is here to help guide you to citizenship through investment. As a consultant, we have helped many families successfully navigate the EB5 immigration landscape. Contact Us to make an appointment for a one-on-one meeting with Vivek Tandon Esq. a US Lawyer and Investment Banker.

USA Investor Visa FAQ

Can I get green card if I buy property in USA?

No, one can't get a green card simply by buying a house in the U.S. However, if one invests at least $800,000 in a real estate project in the US through an EB 5 regional center and creates 10 full-time jobs in the US economy, one may qualify to get an EB 5 green card. Meet Us

How can I get a USA Green card through investment?

One can get a USA green card by investing in the US through the government's EB 5 immigration investor visa program. EB 5 Costs

Can I buy a United States citizenship?

No, US citizenship is not for sale but a foreign national can obtain a conditional permanent residency, remove conditions of residence, and could then apply for U.S. citizenship through the EB 5 investment visa program. Requirements for EB5

How much is a USA investment visa?

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

What is golden Visa USA?

A golden visa USA is another name 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 investor visa in USA?

The United States EB-5 visa, employment-based fifth preference category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents—informally known as “green card” holders—by investing at least $800,000.