If you want to obtain Lawful Permanent Resident status in the United States (the “green card”) for you and your family, a very effective method is to found a new business that creates at least ten new jobs for workers in the USA. That is, ten workers excluding your immediate family.
As the first step, you will need an EB5 Visa business plan.
As of November 21, 2019, you will need a minimum investment of $1.3 million USD, or $900,000 if your business will be located in a “TEA” or Targeted Employment Area, as defined by DHS, the US Department of Homeland Security.
Before this date, the numbers were $1 million and $500,000 respectively, however the limits were raised and regardless it would be better for your visa chances to comply with the new limits, because you don’t want some future bureaucratic functionary to hold up the Green Card paperwork for you and your family because the investment amount “wasn’t enough”.
But in all cases, if you are investing over $1.3 million USD, then you’ll be well over the limit and will absolutely qualify. So I’d suggest indicating in your business plan that you will invest at least that amount.
Also be sure to indicate that you will be creating at least ten new jobs for American workers. You can hire yourself and your immediate family as well, but they will NOT count towards this total. So if you and three family members will be working in management, you’ll still need to indicate on your EB5 Visa business plan that you will be hiring an additional ten Americans to work under you.
If your petition with the EB5 Visa business plan is approved, you and your family will be granted two years of lawful residence, during which time you are expected to found the business and hire the ten or more American workers. Towards the end of the two years, you will be expected to submit evidence that you have created the business, made the required investment and hired the workers.
Then, you and family will be issued your Green Cards and will be lawful permanent residents of the USA. Welcome!