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EB-5 (Employment Based Fifth Preference)
EB-5 (Employment Based Fifth Preference) is a type of visa set up for foreign investors. Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress enacted the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center Program. This sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth. Nowadays, there are 10,000 visas issued each year.

Immigrate Conditions


  1. Investment Amount and Job Creation Requirements:
    • Direct Investment: invest US$1,000,000, creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers Targeted Employment
    • Area/ Regional Center projects: invest at least US$500,000, creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers.
  2. Above the age of 16 years
  3. Provide proof for investors’ source and path of funds
  4. Health record and no criminal record

Family Sponsorship:

  • Your Spouse
  • Your unmarried child below the age of 21

Residence Requirement:

  • After granting I-526 visa for 2 years, applicants can apply for permanent residence(Green Card)
  • Applicants can apply for citizenship after holding a Green Card for 5 years

Immigrate Required Documents

For Visa Application:

  1. 2 copies of photos (color painted)
  2. Passport (full copy)
  3. China Identity Card (copy of both sides)
  4. Household (full copy)
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Marriage certificate (or divorce certificate )
  7. Proof of academic and professional qualification
  8. Work and income proof (Payroll or bank statement)
  9. No criminal record (After granting I-526 )
  10. Remittance proof
  11. Proof of fund
    • Buying and selling real property
      • ⑴. Certificate of property ownership
      • ⑵. Documents for buying and selling property
    • Real property mortgage
      • ⑴. Certificate of property ownership
      • ⑵. Document for purchase property
      • ⑶. Documents for real property assessment
      • ⑷. Mortgage contract
      • ⑸. Bank statement
    • Business profit sharingSalary(including bonus)
      • ⑴. Payroll
      • ⑵. Expense record
      • ⑶. Tax declaration record for past 5 years
    • Gift
      • ⑴. Gift contract
      • ⑵. Financial background of giver (eg, tax declaration form or payroll)
      • ⑶. Written proof (reason for giving)
    • Inherit
      • ⑴. Will
      • ⑵. Death certificate
      • ⑶. Decedent’s financial background
      • ⑷. Court documents
      • ⑸. Bank statement
    • Loan
      • ⑴. Loan contract
      • ⑵. Loan guarantee
    • Stock
      • ⑴. Legal document of investment


  • StatesFree consultation, data collection; contract signing &down payment
  • Applicant finds a suitable business project to invest in and signs related documents (1weeks)
  • Acknowledge the source of fund and make the required capital investment amount in project that applicants have chosen (3 weeks)
  • Submit I-526 application
  • Examine I-526 application (10months)
  • I-526 application is approved
  • 1. Grant a green card valid for 2 years
    2. Enter United State within 180 days after granting visa
    3. Grant a green card valid for 2 years
  • Submit I-829 application after 2 years (6-9months)
  • Grant a permanent green card