Jun 072012
 

Investment based family immigration to USA under EB-5 category is helping many potential immigrants from India to realize their dream of living an American life in USA.

In this category High Networth Individuals & Families from India have been investing in a USCIS approved project and  benefiting from the various advantages of being a U.S. Green Card holder and U.S. Citizen. Read more about Green Card benefits.

Let us analyze the statistics of Indians Citizens applying for EB-5 category visa & green card during the period 01/2006 to 03/2012 (source U.S. Department of State and IIUSA)

Number of applicants applied for EB5 category visa successfully: –

  • Year 2006 : 2
  • Year 2007 : 19
  • Year 2008 : 19
  • Year 2009 : 72
  • Year 2010 : 62
  • Year 2011 : 37
  • Year 2012 : 38 (till 03/2012)

Though the numbers are growing, but as compared to China it is still very less, which alone successfully filed more than 1500 applications as of 03/2012 as compared to 38 from India.