Green Card Visa What is a USA green card? What is a U.S. visa? A Green Card is an immigrant visa to live in the A visa simply indicates that your application has been United States. To be exact, it is an identification reviewed by a U.S. consular officer at an American card for a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) of the embassy or consulate, and that the officer has U.S. who doesn’t have American citizenship. determined you’re eligible to enter the country for a Issued by the US Government, the green card specific purpose. allows foreign nationals to take up any employment and live in the United States. A visa allows you to travel to the United States as far as the port of entry (airport or land border crossing) The Green Card allows an individual to work in and ask the immigration officer to allow you to enter both the public and private sectors. They qualify for the country. Only the immigration officer has the lower education fees, social security benefits, and authority to permit you to enter the United States. He health insurance profits. They also have the right to or she decides how long you can stay for any apply for Green Cards for other family members, particular visit. Immigration matters are the and the possibility to get US citizenship after 3 or 5 responsibility of the U.S. Department of Homeland years. Security. A Green Card does not affect an individual’s There are two categories of U.S. visas: immigrant residency in another nation and he/she can and nonimmigrant. maintain their current citizenship (foreign residency) while entering and leaving the United Immigrant visas are for people who intend to live States freely. permanently in the U.S. Nonimmigrant visas are for people with permanent residence outside the U.S. but who wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis – for tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study. EB-5 Program E2 Program • Individuals must invest at least • Individuals must invest at least $150,000 $500,000 USD USD • Individual must create at least 10 full- • No required amount of job creation time jobs • Individuals must be actively involved • Individuals can be either actively or with their business passively involved with their business EB-5 Benefits E2 Benefits • Direct route to Green Card (Permanent • Non-immigrant visa that allows for Residency) for investor, spouse and unlimited two-year extensions as long as any children under the age of 21 you maintain valid requirements • Freedom to live, work and retire • Freedom to work legally in the U.S. for anywhere in the U.S. company that is the subject of the • Citizenship route after 5 years of being investment Green Card holder • Travel freely in and out of the U.S. • Children may attend college/university • Spouse and children under the age of 21 at U.S. resident costs are also allowed in the U.S. • Spouse may seek employment in the U.S. Learn more about the EB-5 Program…. Learn more about the E2 Program….