The EB-5 program is a US immigration policy that provides a road to lawful permanent citizenship with a green card for foreign investors.

Living in America remains a cherished dream for many individuals across the world. No wonder every year several thousands apply to immigrate and move to US to stay permanently in the United States. There are several types of immigrant visas for those coming to live permanently in the United States.

EB-1 and EB-2, both largely employer-sponsored, are two such popular ways to immigrate to the US and get eligible for green cards subsequently. In addition, the EB-5 visa program allows one to invest a specific amount and generate employment in the US to be eligible for a US green Card.

However, the waiting period to get a green card after holding EB-1 or EB-2 and EB-5 visas remains the biggest concern for foreigners looking to settle in America. “The EB-5 visa program emerges as a strategic lifeline amidst unprecedented delays in the EB-2 and EB-3 visa categories. The visa backlog, particularly severe for Indians, paints a stark picture—1.1 million Indians await green cards, facing potential wait times of up to 128 years for an EB-2 visa and 41 years for an EB-3 visa,” says Carel van der Merwe, Sales Director at EB-5 Coast To Coast.