US Immigration Program – EB5

Overview 

The EB-5 U.S. Immigration Program (short for Employment Base Fifth) is a program for foreigners who want to settle in the United States as an investment.

Định cư Mỹ diện EB-5

This program was promulgated by the US Congress in the 1990s to reduce the unemployment rate and promote economic growth in the United States. When participating in the EB-5 program, foreign investors will invest directly or indirectly in a startup company. The investor’s family, including spouses and children under the age of 21, will be granted a U.S. green card, receive Permanent Resident rights and the opportunity to naturalize the United States.

In 2003, the US government opened projects in the Regional Centers to attract investment capital from many countries around the world, including Vietnam. USCIS approves investment of USD 500,000. Currently, from November 2019 the amount of investment will increase to 1 million to 1.8 million USD depending on the project.

Top 8 benefits of US Immigration Program – EB5

By attending the EB-5 US immigration program, you will receive a lot of practical benefits such as:
  • Have Permanent Resident for the whole family
  • Exemption of visa in over 160 countries around the world
  • Maintain work and property in Vietnam
  • Live, work and expand business anywhere in the US
  • Enjoy all the rights of an American citizen, but are not required to live in the United States
  • After 5 years of becoming a lawful permanent resident, investors can apply for US citizenship for the whole family, sponsoring relatives.
  • Children study in free educational programs for high school and receive many tuition incentives for higher education.
  • 100% payback after 5 years of joining the program. In particular, with entrusted investment, investors will receive a return on investment in cash or stock, and also enjoy annual interest.

Conditions of US immigration program – EB5

  • To be eligible to participate in this investment program, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Indirect or direct investment of USD 500,000 or 1 million in a project that satisfies EB-5 eligibility
  • The legal origin of the investment amount can be proved
  • EB-5 visa applicants must create 10 full-time jobs for US citizens
  • Management experience is not required
  • Minimum education, no foreign language required
  • No age limit

Limit and time of immigration programs in the United States – EB5

About the limit

Each year, the US Government only grants 10,000 EB-5 visas for investors and their families. This amount will be equally divided among countries, whereby each country will only be granted 7% per year (out of the 10,000 visas set by the US Government).
Thus, the visa limit of Vietnam in particular and other countries, in general, is about 700 EB-5 visas/year. For those countries that have reached the limit for this year, the remaining applicants of that country must wait until next year.
The age limit for EB1 children and their families is 21 years, so to avoid having to wait for long periods to affect their children’s education and family settlements, investors should prepare and submit documents as soon as possible to take advantage of time and shorten waiting time.
For inquiries about EB-5 eligibility, documents, procedures of Visa application, please contact our Visa specialist immediately to consult and register.