Section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allocates 10,000 Employment-based Fifth Preference“EB-5” Immigrant Visas per year to qualified individuals seeking Lawful Permanent Resident status on the basis of making a substantial capital investment in a new commercial enterprise in the United States and which creates 10 jobs for qualified U.S. workers.

The EB-5 immigrant investor must invest US$1,050,000 million dollars into the new commercial enterprise; however, the investment amount can be reduced to US$800,000 if the new commercial enterprise is in a Targeted Employment Area, which a rural area or an area of high unemployment.  The investor must be involved in at least policy making decisions of the new commercial enterprise, but does not have to manage or work at the business.

Upon obtaining the immigrant visas and entry into the U.S., the investor will first be granted conditional resident status.  Twenty-one months after obtaining conditional resident status, the investor must file a petition to remove the condition.  At that time, the investor must demonstrate that his or her investment was maintained and that his investment capital contributed to the creation of 10 jobs for United States workers.

Upon successful removal of the condition, the investor and family members will be full lawful permanent residents. Whether a conditional or lawful permanent resident, the investor and family members are just like any other lawful permanent residents and are free to live, work, attend school, wherever they like, no matter where the EB-5 investment is made.

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Benefits of Immigrating to the U.S. via the EB-5 Visa

  • No day-to-day management required by the investor
  • No business or management experience is required
  • No minimum education is require
  • No English language requirement
  • No excessive waiting periods or visa quota backlogs for investors
  • No sponsor needed
  • Investment capital can come from any lawful source
  • You do not have to show your whole wealth or business experience
  • No work authorization required
  • Your spouse and all unmarried children under 21 years old can accompany you
  • You and your family can live, work, and retire anywhere in the United States
  • Your children can attend public school wherever you live.
  • Your children can attend public universities at same cost as U.S. citizens
  • You can continue to work and spend time in other countries as long as you maintain your residence in the United States (with conditions)
  • After obtaining residences, you can sponsor relatives for permanent residence
  • You can qualify for U.S. citizenship after five years as a permanent resident

Advantages of Choosing Bridgeway Consulting

Bridgeway Consulting’s Partners have successfully represented hundreds of entrepreneurs, professionals and other wealthy individuals and their families obtain lawful permanent residents of the U.S. making an investment through the EB-5 Program.


  • Operated by U.S. licensed lawyers
  • Licensed members of the State bars of New York and Oklahoma
  • Members in professional organizations: American Immigration Lawyers Association; Local Chambers of Commerce

Proven Track Record

  • More than 30+ years’ experience in Asia
  • Hundreds of successful immigration and EB-5 clients

Convenient Communication

  • Friendly professional staff
  • Staff speak English, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Chinese

A word from our Partners

There are many reasons that people want to immigrate to the United States, but in our experience, the number one reason is for better opportunities for family.  This is why we established Bridgeway Consulting.  Your family’s future is too important to place your trust in just anybody.  We believe you should have the most professional and competent immigration consulting service possible.

You might find a cheaper consultant.  You might hear a better story from someone else about how they can help you.  But you will not find more experienced and more knowledge on EB-5 immigration in the Philippines.  Is your family’s future worth a little cheaper price?  We think not.

Our professional team have lived and worked in Asia for almost 30 years.  Ryan Barshop first arrived in the Philippines in 2003. He currently serves as a US Immigration and Consular Practice/ Direct Consular Processing Lawyer providing in-depth US immigration services and consular processing advice to clients in the Philippines and abroad. A member of the New York State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Ryan is licensed to practice immigration law throughout the United States and federal territories. He is well-versed and highly knowledgeable in the complex system that composes U.S. immigration law and consular processing at the US Embassy in Manila.

David Enterline, who is a permanent resident of Taiwan, first came to Taiwan in 1991 and fell in love with the country and its people.  He has also lived and worked in Hong Kong and Vietnam.  In 2009, he was granted permanent residence in Taiwan and obtained his Taiwan “green card”.  David says: “I am an immigrant, like you will be.  I understand your fears and concerns.  I pledge to do our very best to help you and your family achieve your goals!”

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