First of all, what is an EB-5 Visa? It is an investment visa created way back in the 1990s for foreign investors. It grants foreign investors the opportunity to have a green card which gives them a lawful permanent residency status given that they invest $500,000 to a million dollars in a business company in the United States and provide at least 10 jobs.

The EB-5 Immigrant investor visa program was created by the U.S to uplift its economy. It is an advantage to the United States and its foreign investors. It provides a more stable economy to the U.S. by offering more job opportunities and gives a chance for foreign investors including their immediate family to have a stable business and living in the country.

If you’re an investor and thinking of going to the U.S., you can apply for an EB-5 Visa and get a lot of benefits. And it gets better, the benefits are even extended to your spouse and your children. You can apply for an EB-5 visa without the need for a sponsor such as an American or a company, unlike other types of visa that require an employment offer or invitation from an American citizen to go to work or visit the country.

Here is a list of outstanding benefits when you apply under the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program:

Faster Way of Getting Permanent Residency and Citizenship

This kind of visa leads you to a quicker path of getting a green card and having permanent citizenship to the U.S. compared to other types of Visa. Getting an EB5 Visa entitles you, your spouse, and your children (under the age of 21) to have a conditional green card for two years, and after that period you and your family are permitted to be a green card holder. You will have the legal rights and privileges that are given to citizens of the United States such as social security and medical care, but with the exception of having the right to vote. After 5 years of residency, you can be an eligible candidate to apply for citizenship in the U.S.

Access to Living Freely In The U.S.

Upon investing in a business or company in the U.S., you will not be required to stay and live in the same area as the location of the company. You can choose wherever you want to live. Your children can get an education and employment at any place in the U.S. Travelling in and out of the country will be easier for you and your family whether you’re on a business trip or vacation. You’ll no longer need to have a visa upon entry and you don’t have to worry of getting denied.

Education Opportunities to Your Children

Since your children will also be a citizen in the U.S., they will have the chance to enroll in public and private schools with in-state tuition rates, meaning they don’t have to pay the rate for foreign students which costs a lot higher. They can also apply for scholarships and grants which are offered to U.S. citizens only. Your children can have a better education and pursue their dreams with prestigious and well-known schools and universities from pre-school, elementary, high school, college, and even graduate school.

Employment and Business Opportunities

For business opportunities, you can invest in different projects that you may desire even if it's far from where you are living in the U.S. The investment that you make in the U.S. doesn’t only entitle you to citizenship, it can also gain you a lot of profit and have a source of income.

For employment opportunities, you will be able to apply to any job at any place in the United States. You don’t necessarily have to apply for a job in the same place that you have invested. This is not like other types of visas that you have limited jobs and places to apply to and the greatest part is there is no time restriction with the contract of your employment. An additional benefit is that you can apply for professional licenses that are open to citizens. In short, you will have equal job opportunities as any citizen in the U.S.

If you have the financial resources to invest and apply for an EB-5 Visa, you’ll surely be able to enjoy all of these benefits. You and your family will have a swift and easy path to gaining permanent citizenship in the United States and enjoy all the rights and privileges the country has to offer.

Author's Bio: 

Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of beauty, nutrition and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel, swim and practice yoga.