Green card: What are the advan


Green card: What are the advantages of EB-5?

The traditional routes to obtaining a US green card involve either getting a sponsorship from an employer or a family member, which can be extremely complex and time-consuming.

Green card: What are the advan


Employment-based sponsorship

This involves getting a job offer from a US-based company and asking that company to sponsor your H-1B Visa (“work visa”). In the past few years, there have been more people applying for H-1B than there are visas available, resulting in the US implementing an H-1B lottery.

In 2018, almost 200,000 people applied for an H-1B visa, but because the US only issues 85,000 H-1B visas each year, only about 40% of applicants were chosen. This is problematic because even if you manage to get a job offer in the US, there is only a 40% chance you’ll receive an H-1B visa.

Once you receive an H-1B visa, you then have to convince your employer to file an employment-based green card application (EB-2 or EB-3) on your behalf. This process can take several years, and if you’re from a country with a backlog, then you may never be able to receive a green card via EB-2 or EB-3. India and China have backlogs for both EB-2 and EB-3, and most experts estimate that the India backlogs will take several decades to clear.

Family-based sponsorship

If you have an immediate family member who is a US green card holder or citizen, then that family member may be able to sponsor you for a green card. Unfortunately, the US limits the number of family-based green cards issued each year, resulting in lengthy backlogs people of all nationalities, including China, India, Mexico, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The EB-5 Program is a direct path to a US green card. Instead of relying on family members or employers to sponsor your application, you can essentially sponsor yourself by making a $500,000 investment in a qualified EB-5 project. EB-5 green cards can be obtained within two to three years.


There are many headaches involved in traditional employer and family-based green cards, including long wait times, uncertainty, and difficult procedures. By choosing to apply for the EB-5 Program, you can avoid all of these green card headaches!

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