EB-5 For Investors
You’re interested in investing in the EB-5 program. Now what? Below you’ll find a basic step-by-step guide of the EB-5 investment process. Don’t worry if the terminology seems overwhelming at first. It’s natural to have many questions at this stage, but part of our purpose as a Regional Center is to streamline the process and make the experience as easy as possible.
The process starts by contacting our Regional Center to determine if the investor is eligible.
Review Project Offerings
The investor selects and reviews the investment project.
Project Selection & Funds Transfer
The investor then transfers the investment plus administration fees into a U.S. Escrow Account. +This step is particularly important because the deposit of the investment and fees is the only way to secure a spot in a particular project.
Sign Project Documents
The investor then signs all legal documents pertaining to the chosen project and compiles necessary immigration and funding documents.
File I-526 Petition
Those documents are then submitted to the investor’s immigration attorney, who then +prepares and files an I-526 petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
USCIS Reviews I-526
The I-526 is then reviewed by the USCIS.
- Once the I-526 has been approved, the process continues.+
- If the investor currently resides in the United States, he or she must file form I-485 for an official Adjustment of Status.
- If the investor does not currently reside in the United States, he or she must then pursue consular processing.
- In the event that the I-526 is not approved, a prospective investor may appeal to the USCIS for reconsideration. If this appeal is denied, the decision is considered final.
Conditional Permanent U.S. Residency
The investor and his or her family then receive Conditional Permanent Residence status (commonly referred to as a "green card").
21 Months after receiving conditional permanent residency, an I-829 petition is submitted to prove job creation and remove conditions.
Permanent U.S. Residency
Once the I-829 is approved, the investor and his or her family receive permanent United States residency status. +
In the event that the I-829 is not approved, a prospective investor may appeal to the USCIS for reconsideration. If this appeal is denied, the decision is considered final.
Complete Investment Process
Once permanent residency status has been achieved, investor will begin the execution of the Investment Project Exit Strategy.
It's Your Turn
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