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.