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Investing Under the EB-5 Program

Here is your guide to receiving a green card by investing in real estate.

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First, What is EB-5?


The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, or “EB-5,” is a way to gain permanent residence (a green card) by meeting the investment requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Investors who successfully apply under this program can immigrate to the United States with their spouse and unmarried children under 21 in as short as two years.

Makaan Regional Center can facilitate your EB-5 application so you can take advantage of this faster path to residency and benefit from the company’s 100 years of combined industry experience.

Are you interested in investing?

Contact our team at  281-801-5244 or send an email to

Your Questions, Answered

The Basics of EB-5:

1.Who is the EB-5 Program for?

It is for international investors keen to live and invest in the United States.          

The EB-5 Program is for investors  outside of the United States who are willing to build a life and grow their wealth in the U.S.


2.What are the biggest advantages of EB-5?

Applying through EB-5 is a faster path to residency in the United States. Applicants, along with their spouses and unmarried children under 21, can secure a green card in as short as two years.

Family members can take advantage of this time to study in the country’s universities and explore job options, among other opportunities in the U.S.

This is on top of the profits from the investment. For multifamily investments, this means reliable, passive income for investors as they settle into the country.

3.What are the requirements to apply under the EB-5 Program?

There are four main requirements for applying to the EB-5 Program:

  • Capital Investment: $800,000 or $1,050,000 invested over 5-7 years

  • Clear Background Check: No violation of immigration laws, criminal convictions, and history of fraud.

  • Documented Source of Funds:  legitimate source for your capital investment

  • ‘At Risk’ Investment: your investment in the US economy that will be retained until the submission of the EB-5 investor's I-829 petition to USCIS

Makaan Regional Center can help guide you through the whole investment process. Contact us today at 281-500-8554 or send an email to


4.How much do I need to prepare to apply for the EB-5 Program?

The capital investment requirement for EB-5 Application is $800,000 or $1,050,000 invested over 5-7 years. The estimated fees related to filing the application are around $90,000.

This does not yet deduct any potential earnings from your investment.

Run the numbers with our team by calling us at 281-801-5244 or sending an email to


5.Who can I get in touch with for EB-5 Applications?

Our Investor Relations Team is happy to walk you through the EB-5 application process, including fees, timeline, and your circumstance. Book a meeting with our team by calling 281-801-5244 or sending an email to

About Your EB-5 Investment

1.How does the EB-5 investments work?

The EB-5 Program takes into review the investment and the investor. Both should meet the criteria set by the USCIS for the application to be successful.

The investment must be at least $800,000 in a TEA( Targeted Employment Area) Project or $1,050,000 in a non TEA project,  legally funded,  retained until the applicant submits the I-829 petition,  and should ultimately result in 10 permanent full-time jobs in the country.

The investor should be deemed clear of criminal convictions and untoward conduct, including violation of immigration laws and fraud.
The investment can be made as a standalone investor or with the help of Regional Centers like Makaan. Both routes can lead to securing a conditional green card and then a permanent green card.

Here is a process map of what your EB-5 Investment and Application will look like:

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2.Which project/s will I be investing in for my EB-5 Application?

Makaan Regional Center offers class A multi unit real estate opportunities in viable urban markets to applicants to the EB-5 Program.

Our team leverages Makaan’s established name in the industry, a reliable network of partners, and the team’s over 100 years of combined industry experience to deliver the best opportunities to interested investors.

3.How long will the EB-5 investment process take?

In as short as two years, applicants can secure conditional green cards under EB-5. This way, EB-5 Investors and their families can enjoy the benefits of living in the U.S. around this time. Their permanent green cards can be issued around three to four years.

During this time, investors will also receive the team's project reports and Annual K-1 Reports until they exit the investment at around five to seven years.


4.What kind of return can I expect from my EB-5 investment?        

Returns vary for each investment, as different conditions affect the outcomes of these projects. However, the team is focused on delivering the best results for every investment. 

As a testament to this, Makaan prioritizes the distribution of dividends over collecting the company’s fees and earnings.


5.How long do I need to retain my investment?

Investments are expected to be made over a five to seven-year period. However, investors and their families can enjoy the benefits of living in the US upon the issuance of their conditional green card.


6.Where can I source my funds for EB-5 Investments? Can I use gifted money?
Funds, so long as obtained by legal means, can be invested under the EB-5 Program. This includes money gifted to the investor.


Immigrating to the US through EB-5 Investments


1.Can I still apply after being rejected for a U.S. Green Card?

Refiling applications and appealing the outcomes are always an option for applicants.  Speak to your immigration attorney to ensure you pick the best option.


2.Can I apply for an EB-5 Visa while already in the US?

Applying to the EB-5 Visa Program while in the country is possible. Contact us today at 281-801-5244 or send an email to to discuss your goals and circumstances as an investor.


3.Can I maintain dual citizenship after an EB-5 Investment?

You can maintain dual citizenship after successfully applying for EB-5 if your home country allows it.



Makaan Regional Center: Your Partner in EB-5 Investments

1.Why should I partner with Makaan Regional Center for my EB-5 Investment?

Makaan Regional Center builds on its established name and impeccable track record in the real estate industry and the combined expertise of its powerhouse team to deliver the best investment opportunities for international investors.


Besides this, we also access a formidable network of partners in wealth  management, immigration advisory, education consulting, and HNI providers worldwide to deliver excellent outcomes for our clients.


2.What assistance can our  team provide in my EB-5 Application?

            The Makaan Regional Center can extend the following assistance to EB-5 Investors:

  • Offer a selection of high quality suitable projects  that’s within the USCIS guideline for EB-5 Program. 

  • Guiding you to ensure compliance with the investment requirements of EB-5, including job generation

  • Partnering with an industry award-winning legal team to assist applicants through the entire process.

  • We customize each investor’s EB5 to their personal needs.


3.Can you tell us more about your company and the Makaan Regional Center?

Makaan Regional Center LLC, based in Texas, is authorized by the United States

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to sponsor EB-5 investments and assist foreign investors in successfully immigrating to the United States as permanent residents.


It is the latest venture of Makaaan Investment Group, which has successfully established an extensive portfolio of multi-unit developments in Texas. Makaan brings over 100 years of combined experience in the industry and is spearheaded by CEO Madina Shaik. It currently has $322MM assets under management and continues to make headway in going from zero to a billion-dollar company in its first two years.

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