For foreign nationals with the necessary capital, the EB-5 Program can be an excellent way to obtain permanent resident status in the USA. This allows the investor and his or her immediate family to live, study, work, and retire anywhere in the United States. The minimum investment for the EB-5 Program is $500,000. This will increase to $800,000 in 2017.
Upon making a qualifying investment and receiving approval from USCIS, an EB-5 investor, his or her spouse, and any unmarried children under age 21 will be granted conditional permanent residence. Two years later, if the investment has proven to meet the program’s requirements, the investor and his or her family will have the conditions removed from their residency status. Five years after first receiving conditional permanent resident status, they can become naturalized citizens.