EB5 Investor

The EB5 category is reserved for foreign nationals who invest one million dollars in a new commercial enterprise that employs ten or more U.S. citizens or authorized immigrant workers. (Investment of $500,000 is required if it is in a rural area or in an area of high unemployment.) EB5 investors obtain lawful permanent resident (LPR) status on a conditional basis valid for two years. After the expiration of the initial two-year period, EB5 investors have to file a separate application with the USCIS to remove conditions on their LPR status.


  • The petitioner should invest or is in the process of actively investing capital of $1,000,000 in a new commercial enterprise. Investment of $500,000 is required if it is in a targeted employment area.
  • The petitioner should actively engage in policy formation or the day-to-day business affairs.
  • The investment must create full-time employment for at least ten U.S. citizens or immigrant workers (excluding the petitioner and his immediate relatives) within the two-year conditional LPR period.

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  • Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide assistance with review and advice regarding eligibility under EB5 category.
  • Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide advice with regard to legal matters, required documentation, and offer assistance in the preparation and submission of documents to the USCIS.

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