EB-5 Program

Benefits Overview

There are many benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen, including:
  • A U.S. passport enables citizens to receive assistance from the U.S. government when traveling overseas.
  • U.S. citizens generally receive priority when petitioning to bring family members permanently to this country.
  • In most cases, children born abroad to U.S. citizens are automatically U.S. citizens.
  • State universities offer significantly lower college tuition and fees to residents than to foreign students. For example, University of Florida’s 2014-2015 yearly tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state students is $6,310. For foreign students, it’s $28,588.
  • Many states have laws in place that benefit resident homeowners and protect them from rising taxes. For example, the Florida Homestead Exemption allows an exemption on the first $50,000 of a resident’s primary home’s assessed value. Furthermore, increases in assessment shall not exceed the lower of: a) 3% of assessed value from prior year; or b) percentage change in Consumer Price Index.
  • Certain jobs with government agencies require U.S. citizenship.
  • Only U.S. citizens are permitted to run for federal office (U.S. Senate or House of Representatives) and for most State and local offices.
  • A U.S. citizen’s right to remain in the United States can generally not be taken away.
  • Many financial aid grants, including college scholarships and funds provided by the government, are available only to U.S. citizens.
  • Some government benefits are available only to U.S. citizens.

Ready to Participate in EB-5?

Fill out the Verify Your Eligibility Questionnaire to get started with the EB-5 Program.