Can I include my family members on my EB-5 visa petition?

EB-5 investors, their spouses, and all their unmarried children under 21 may be eligible to obtain lawful permanent residence (i.e. a green card) once all requirements have been successfully met and approved by the USCIS.

EB-5 investors may include their immediate family members in their EB-5 petition through one investment. Non-immediate family members or adult and/or married children require a separate EB-5 investment and application.


A lawful permanent resident, i.e. a green card holder, can file a family-based petition for unmarried children of any age. The EB-5 investor must become a US citizen to file a family-based petition for their parents. US citizens can petition for married or unmarried children of any age. Wait times vary.


Often, the parents’ goal is to enable their child to immigrate to the US, and thus, gift funds for the EB-5 investment and have the child as the primary applicant.


Read more about the role of the EB-5 Regional Center.