In order to complete the EB-5immigrationprocess and receive your U.S. Green Card by investment, investors must go through three steps:
Step 1 of EB-5 Program Requirements:
USCIS Form I-526 – Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. This is your first official step in the EB-5 investor visa U.S.A. process, after completing your Accredited Investor Questionnaire, choosing a Project, signing all of the proper documents to subscribe to an EB-5 Regional Center Project, and placing your funds in escrow with the project. The I-526 Application is submitted to the USCIS by your EB-5 immigration attorney along with supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates that your investment meets all EB-5 investor visa program requirements.
Step 2 of EB-5 Program Requirements:
USCIS Form I-485/Consular Review. After receiving approval of the I-526 Application, EB-5 visa investors already residing in the U.S. may submit a completed Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) to the USCIS. For EB-5 visa investors residing outside of the U.S. – the process is similar but requires the EB-5 green card investor to apply for an immigrant visa at the US Consulate in their country of residence.
Step 3 of EB-5 Program Requirements:
USCIS Form I-829 – Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions. One year and nine months after initial I-526 approval, green card by investment in U.S.A. investors can file a completed Form I-829 with the USCIS to have conditions removed from their Green Card and establish permanent residency. With this petition, the EB-5 visa investor must demonstrate that the investment was sustained throughout the two-year conditional period and that job creation requirements were met by the EB-5 Regional Center project. During this process, the EB-5 visa investor is aided by their chosen EB-5 Regional Center in providing the requisite documentation. Upon approval of the I-829 application, full permanent resident status is given to the EB-5 green card investor and his or her spouse and any unmarried children under 21 years of age.