The American EB5 Visa program for immigrant investors is the world’s flagship Residency By Investment program. Founded by the US Congress in 1990, the program serves to stimulate the US economy through job creation and foreign capital investment.
Offering a fast path to US permanent residency status and a green card, the program also provides a clear, predictable path to obtaining US citizenship.
The EB5 Visa program enforces a maximum application quota of 10,000 applicants per year. By as early as April 23, 2020, over 78,000 foreign investors had applied for US green cards under the EB5 program. While it enjoys ongoing popularity around the world, the lion’s share – 80% – of all applicants have hailed from China, Taiwan, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
The program also receives large volumes of applicants from India, Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, and, more recently, Nigeria.
On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the EB5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA). The act is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103), which established the new requirements for the EB5 Immigrant Visa category as well as the Regional Center Program. EB5 Investor Visas are authorized under the Regional Center Program through September 30, 2027.
Learn more about the program’s investment requirements, our preferred Regional Center partners’ projects, and the application process below…