EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Visa

The EB-5 visa (U.S. government site) allows eligible investors to become U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) by investing $500,000 to finance a U.S. business. The investment must create at least 10 American jobs.

In June 2021, a federal judge struck down the 2019 EB-5 “modernization” regulation. The 2019 regulation had increased the investment threshold from $500,000 to $900,000. The US government official who issued the regulation had not properly been appointed to his post, in violation of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA).

In parallel,  the EB-5 Regional Center program expired on June 30, 2021 with no expectations of a reinstatement of the program until after September 2021 (at the earliest).

In light of the expired EB-5 regional center program AND a reduced investment amount from $900,000 to $500,000, we have relaunched our EB-5 direct franchise solution.

Our EB-5 direct clients are able to plug into our cumulative franchise network of 100+ EB-5 eligible franchises to power their business search and analysis.

We have vetted operators (generally the franchisor themselves) who can support the day-to-day operations of the business, while the EB-5 investor oversees the financial and strategic direction of the company.  This is vital for those investors who are unable to reside in the U.S. on another visa (like the E-2 visa) while the EB-5 visa is being adjudicated.

* The content on this website is informational only and general in nature. Please consult a licensed immigration attorney for advice about your individual situation.

About us

At Visa Franchise, we simplify the process for entrepreneurs to reside legally in the U.S. We do this by analyzing the best businesses for our clients and their families based on their own unique profile.

We are the trusted advisor for foreign nationals who qualify for the E-2 visa and would like to own a U.S. franchise.

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* This information is meant as a reference and it is always  advised to consult  with an immigration attorney


Many types of business and investments;
The U.S. “green card” does not expire nor do minors lose it when they turn 21;
Live and work anywhere in the U.S. for any company.


High initial investment;
Must meet job creation requirements in two years;
Lengthy processing times (over 12 months).

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