The United States offers the highest quality of education in its internationally renowned and prestigious universities to students from all over the world. Every year, the US receives a maximum of student visa applications from China, closely followed by India. A majority of these students intend to extend their stay in the US after completing their study programs.
Most international students prefer applying for the H-1B Visa, given that it operates on a lottery-based system and also eventually provides a pathway for immigration. However, many are increasingly opting for the EB-5 Visa to ensure an extended stay in the US.
Furthermore, the EB-5 Investor Visa is for foreign nationals with substantial capital to invest in a business in the US to attain a “Green Card” (Permanent Resident Card). Foreign nationals with a high net worth are using this pathway to gain legal permanent residence in the US.
What Are the Benefits of Applying for the EB-5 Visa as an International Graduate in the US?
Better Acceptance Rates to Prestigious Schools:
To receive admission into prestigious universities in the US such as MIT, Harvard, Brown, Yale, or Berkeley, international students have to go through a highly competitive process. There are a limited number of seats available for international students, therefore, the percentage of acceptance is relatively low.
Obtaining a Green Card through the EB-5 Visa will allow you to apply to these universities as an American resident. This levels the playing field and gives you a better chance of getting accepted into these universities.
Lower Tuition Fee:
International students are required to pay a premium fee to gain admission to US universities. However, as a Green Card holder, you will be charged the same tuition fee as US citizens and other permanent residents.