The visa program holds many advantages for investors from Taiwan who want to do business in the U.S.

Taiwanese citizens do not need a visa to travel to the US now, but many realize there are benefits to getting a U.S. green card. Here are just a few:

Less Retrogression

Compared to mainland-born Chinese, who often must wait 15 or more years to get their green cards, Taiwanese-born investors see an average wait time of three to four years for their Green Card.

Permanent Residency

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program is one of the fastest methods to gain permanent residency in the United States for the investor, the investor’s spouse, and the investor’s unmarried children under the age of 21.

Advantage of State Tax Laws

With a green card, you can work anywhere in the U.S., without restriction – including in states such as Florida or Texas, which charge no state income tax.


As a permanent resident, you also have education benefits such as access to public schools and lower in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

No Visa Sponsor Requirements

Being a permanent resident of the U.S. affords you the benefit and peace of mind of not needing visa sponsorship.

More Job Opportunity

As a green card holder, you are eligible to apply for work in almost every field, including government and military-related jobs.

Potential for Full U.S. Citizenship

After a minimum of five years of established permanent residency in the U.S., you are eligible to receive U.S. citizenship.