For those people looking to become a US citizen, but do not qualify for the requirements through naturalization or other criteria, there is another option of the EB-5 investor visa. However, you will need to invest $500,000 in any of the US-based company and generate work for at least 10 American people for a total of 2 years at the minimum. And if you are a determined individual, with money of course, getting an investor visa might turn out to be the easiest way to get a citizenship. These are some of the requirements that need to be met:
Investment needs to be legal and coming from an inheritance, earning or grant which is as per law. You will need to show the relevant documentation for the source of your wealth such as pay slips, income tax statements, and title documents.
The investment can only be in a US-owned and based company with the investment you need to ensure that 10 Americans are given jobs for a minimum period of 2 years.
However, you need to know that the money is just a ticket to get the investor’s visa but not a sure-shot way to get it. The investment that you are prepared to do is a way to get closer to becoming eligible for the green card and that can lead to later becoming a citizen.
Apex Visas is specialized firm in India, and helps overseas investor in obtaining EB5 investor visa.