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What are the benefits of the EB-5 green card?

I am 82 years old. I would like to come to the United States for the health care services and am looking at the EB-5 visa program as an option. Would the EB-5 green card entitle me to American medical insurance and treatment? How quickly could I access these services? What benefits come with the EB-5 green card?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    An EB-5 green card is the same as any conditional two-year green card. You will be required to remove conditions on residence within 90 days of the two-year anniversary of when you are granted your conditional green card. It allows you to live and work anywhere in the United States. You may purchase medical insurance and obtain medical treatment like any other permanent resident.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    As a permanent resident, you do obtain many benefits, but please note that medical exams will be required for obtaining the EB-5 visa, and any substantial health issues may result in delays or denials.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The benefits of being a permanent resident include being eligible to apply for health care services. You can apply to access them upon receipt of the "green card."

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    Ian E Scott

    Immigration Attorney
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    An EB-5 green card in terms of rights is the same green card that you would receive if you were married to a U.S. citizen or obtained it through another means. A green card does give the holder some access to public services, but you do not need a green card to have access to health insurance. (That is, you could get health insurance with a nonimmigrant visa). If your desire is to spend the rest of your life in the United States, a green card is a good option, but if you are just seeking temporary medical treatment, there are other visas for this (e.g. a B visa).

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The green card gives you the right to live permanently in the United States and certainly you can purchase comprehensive medical insurance.

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