Getting a green card and permanent residence status in the United States has been tougher than ever with what’s happened domestically and abroad within the last decade.  The USCIS has come up with higher standards for U.S. immigrations.  But despite that, there’s always methods of tricks that can improve your odds of getting your application accepted.  One of the ways, simply put, is that money talks.  If you have somewhere around $500,000 USD to $1,000,000 USD to invest in the United States, and you’re willing to help setup your business and create at least 10 jobs in the U.S., the USCIS will certainly take a closer look at your qualifications to be a green card holder.

EB5 Visa

This type of visa made for investors that is willing to help the U.S. economy is called the EB5 visa, or some may call it the EB5 Green Card.  It was created in 1990 through the Immigration Act which allows immigrant investors a better chance of receiving a green card.  If the business owner can demonstrate that he or she can create jobs in rural or areas with high unemployment, then he/she may qualify for the EB5 Visa.

Each year there are about 10,000 EB5 Visas available for investors, with 3,000 that’s made available specially for the “regional center” program seekers.

So if you have an opportunistic investment in a qualified area in the U.S. or save a struggling business, you should think about applying for the EB5 Visa.