|Government Processing Time||15-20 months|
|Net Worth Requirement||$1,000,000|
|Principal Applicant’s Age||–|
|Dependent’s Age||Child < 21|
|Real Estate Option||–|
|Investment Term||5 years|
|One-Time Payment Option (Single)||–|
|One-Time Payment Option (Family of 4)||–|
|Government and Processing Fees (Single to Family of 4)||$62,015 – $72,380|
|Residency Requirement to Obtain Citizenship||6 months/ Year for 5 years|
|Countries of Visa-Free Travel (upon Citizenship issuance)||172 (UK; EU; Canada)|
There are two investment options within the USA EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program:
1. Creation of a new U.S. enterprise
To be eligible for this investment option, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Make an investment of US$ 1 million in a new commercial enterprise, or US$ 500,000 if that enterprise is in a targeted commercial area, which includes rural areas or areas with unemployment of at least 150 percent that of the national average;
- Create full time employment for at least 10 qualified U.S. workers, who must be direct employees of the commercial enterprise;
- Actively manage the day-to-day activities and/or policy formulation of the enterprise.
2. Invest in a regional center
Regional centers are investment opportunities that have been pre-approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). To be eligible for this investment option, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Make an investment of US$ 500,00;
- The enterprise must create full time employment for at least 10 qualified U.S. workers, where indirect employment is permitted;
- Active management of the enterprise is not required.
If you are a non-conditional Green Card holder for at least five years, you can apply for naturalization if you meet the following requirements:
- Be 18 years or older;
- Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over your place of residence, for at least three months prior to the application;
- Have continuous residence in the U.S. as a Green Card holder for at least five years immediately preceding the application;
- Be physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the five years (60 months) immediately preceding the application.
- Reside continuously within the U.S. from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization;
- Be able to read, write and speak English, and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics);
- Be a person of good moral character, in keeping with the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well-disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law.