The Benefits of Converting a H-1B Visa to an EB-5 Visa


Most foreign workers in the U.S. on H-1B visas enjoy the benefits of good jobs and American life. But they also live under a cloud of apprehension, knowing that, should anything happen to their employment status—a layoff, for instance, or a closure—they’ll likely have to return to their country of origin. For those who qualify, […]

Could Another EB-5 Visa Retrogression Be Around the Corner for Set-Aside Visas?

Immigrant investors from India, China, and Vietnam looking for U.S. citizenship often inquire about EB-5 retrogression. Retrogression caused when the demand for EB-5 visas from a given country exceeds the limited number of visas allotted to applicants from said country in a government fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th). When a country is retrogressed, […]

How Long Does It Take for EB 5 Approval?


When choosing a visa to apply for, the approval time length may be a determining factor. At Houston EB5, we understand the ins and outs of EB-5 visas. Here is what you should know about the approval process for an EB-5 visa:  EB-5 Visa Timeline The timeline for an EB-5 visa is much shorter than […]

4 Services We Provide to Our EB-5 Investors


If you are hoping to get an EB-5 green card, you may be looking at potential regional centers and their projects. Coming to the U.S. on an investment visa allows you to live anywhere you want in the States. At Houston EB5, we offer multiple services to help you get your green card. How the […]

Why Work with Houston EB5 as Your Regional Center


When participating in the EB-5 program, you have several different regional centers to choose from. At Houston EB5, we offer several benefits to investors who choose us. Here are some reasons to choose Houston EB5 as your EB-5 regional center:  Who We Are Houston EB5 was founded in 2011, but our history goes back to […]

Can I Stay in the US While Waiting for an EB5?


The EB5 green card and visa option allows investors and their families to become US citizens. If you make eligible investments into creating or preserving jobs in the US, you can qualify for a green card and citizenship. At Houston EB5, we focus on helping immigrants get their green cards via the EB5 route. You […]

How We’ll Help You Navigate the I-829 Petition

Filing the I-829 Form is one of the final steps of the EB-5 visa process and the route to becoming a permanent resident, with the possibility of becoming a United States citizen. When filing for a visa through an EB-5 regional center, you will have an extension of conditional residency until your I-829 petition is […]

What Could Reauthorization Potentially Look Like?

Following the EB-5 Regional Center Program’s expiration on June 30, 2021, many interested immigrant investors have spent the past several months exploring other options. After a lengthy wait filled with uncertainty, reauthorization could finally be around the corner. Since Congress is making progress with other issues that held first priority, the Appropriations Bill – which […]

Could Direct EB-5 Processing Times Be Faster?

As the Regional Center program has expired, does the United States and Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have more time to process Direct EB-5? Christian Triantaphyllis, partner at the Texas-based law firm Jackson Walker LLP and a Top 25 Immigration Attorney per EB5 Investors Magazine, believes it’s quite possible. “If they have that many resources […]

The Most Common Trends of Direct EB-5 Investors

In the current landscape of Direct EB-5 investments, there are three types preferred by foreign investors who are looking to immigrate to the United States. Bernard Rojano, Immigrant Investment Expert and Founder and Principal Consultant at Xecute EB-5 Business Plan Solutions, categorizes these common trends by providing a breakdown of what Direct EB-5 investors are […]