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EB-5 Visa: Your Alternative Path to a U.S. Green Card

If you are a current visa holder – H-1B/F-1/OPT/CPT/E-2/TN – and you want to adjust your immigration status, you might be qualified to obtain U.S permanent residency (a “green card”) through the EB-5 program in as little as six months, so long as you meet the SEC’s definition of an accredited investor.

The EB-5 program requires a minimum investment of $800,000 to qualify. We will guide you through the process.

To help you learn more about the EB-5 program, we are thrilled to present our video podcast series: “EB-5 Visa: The New Landscape.”

In this series, our experts, Dan Healy and Jefferson Kiser from Civitas Capital Group and Niral Patel, Esq. and Phuong Le from KLD LLP, offer valuable insights and practical guidance for potential investors and industry professionals to navigate the intricate landscape of EB-5 investments in 2023 and beyond.

What is the EB-5 Program?

The U.S. government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program provides foreign nationals an opportunity to obtain U.S. permanent residency (a “green card”) for themselves and their immediate family members for investing in American businesses that create new jobs. The investor, his or her spouse, and any unmarried children under 21 may become eligible to receive permanent U.S. green cards, allowing them to live and work anywhere in the United States.

Green Card Benefits

Lower College Tuition

Compared to foreign students

Work Authorization

To get a job anywhere in the U.S.

Residence Flexibility

To live anywhere in the U.S.

Travel Privileges

So you can leave and enter the U.S. at will, without a visa

Path to Naturalization

For you to become a U.S. citizen

No Need to Renew

As long as you apply to replace your green card every 10 years

Access to Social Security

So you may receive retirement benefits, such as a supplemental income, after contributing to the Social Security system

Access to Medicare

So you can enjoy health insurance benefits from the U.S. government from the age of 65 after residing in the U.S. for five years

Permanent Status

Compared to foreign students

Strong EB-5 Track Record

Civitas Capital Group is a Dallas, Texas-based private equity real estate investment manager offering compelling, niche opportunities within the U.S. real estate capital markets.

Civitas has helped more than 1,400 families across 40 countries over the past 12 years. We have witnessed and celebrated the American Dream come true for many new immigrants who invested in our 42 EB-5 funds.

To date, we maintain a 100% EB-5 project approval rate and a 100% I-829 approval rate for our investors.


Total Capital Invested & Advised


EB-5 Investments


EB-5 Funds


EB-5 Project Approval Rate


I-526 Approvals


I-829 Approval Rate2


Capital Returned


Jobs Created1


Regional Centers

Cumulative data since inception through June 30, 2022, unless otherwise noted. Includes managed funds, advisory engagements, and committed capital.
1. Job creation data as of June 30, 2022.
2. The 100% USCIS approval rate for Civitas-affiliated I-829 petitions referenced herein refers to petitions which USCIS has fully adjudicated as of the date hereof, and accordingly does not include petitions which (i) have not yet been adjudicated; (ii) were voluntarily withdrawn by the petitioner; or (iii) are in any stage of appeal from an initial adjudication. The success of Civitas-affiliated petitions adjudicated to date does not guarantee success in future cases. The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Actual results may vary, possibly materially, and could result in loss of principal, including total loss.

Are You a Good Fit for the EB-5 Program?

Schedule a free consultation with our team of EB-5 investment and immigration experts today. If you prefer, we will gladly invite you to our downtown Dallas office for an in-person consultation.

Learn About Your EB-5 Eligibility

Schedule a free consultation by filling out the form below and answering the questions below. We will assess if you are a good candidate and will guide you through the EB-5 process.