I-526 Investor

Dream Act

The Immigration Act of 1990 creates the fifth category Investor Program, known as EB-5.

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program provides green cards to investors who invest $500,000 within a targeted employment area in a new commercial enterprise employing at least 10 full-time U.S. workers.

Investors may invest $500,000 in an approved Regional Center or the may directly invest in their own business, and must show that they created at least 10 jobs with the investment.

10,000 visa numbers are allocated annually to EB-5 investors and application is made on form I-526

Approval rates are high, with 82% of I-526 applications approved by USCIS in 2013.

The EB-5 green card is an excellent immigration solution for those who have the financial resources to qualify. It does not require an employment offer, specific education, language ability, labor certificates etc as many of the other immigration categories do.


To encourage foreign EB-5 investment in the U.S. economy, Congress created an EB-5 program in 1993. Congress permitted the U.S. immigration agency to designate qualified applicants as Regional Centers. A Regional Center is a private enterprise or a regional governmental agency with a targeted industry investment program within a defined geographic region. Circa 90% of immigration investment is conducted through USCIS approved Regional Centers.

In terms of job creation, Regional Centers are able to count direct & indirect jobs.

You don’t need to live in the place of your investment.


If a Regional Center investment is not for you, then direct investment into your own US business can qualify for EB-5 green card status.

In terms of job creation it is direct jobs only that are counted.

You will probably need to live in the place of your investment.

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