UNITED STATES EB-5 Direct Investment Program

You, your spouse and any children who are unmarried and under 21 can obtain permanent resident status in the US, through the EB-5 Direct Investment Program. With an investment of $1.8million into a suitable business venture, you can begin your journey to becoming a US citizen. The investment must create 10 jobs and can be used to fund your own business venture.

Once the money has been deposited into an escrow account, an I-526 petition will be filled by your immigration attorney. The petition takes between thirty and fifty-two months to process. After submitting the I-526, you will fill a DS-260 for those outside of the US, or an I-485 for those already in the country and this grants you two-year conditional resident status, allowing you to see your investment through.

The EB-5 dictates that you must spend half of the five-year term on US soil, landing at least once every six months in the country. After the conditional status term is complete, you can file a I-829 petition for your permanent residence status. When the petition clears, you and your family will be issued green cards. As your five-year anniversary of conditional status passes, you may also apply for full citizenship

PROGRAM SUMMARY

DIRECT INVESTMENT PROGRAM

INVESTMENT AMOUNT USD $900,000
INVESTMENT TYPE Investor’s own business
SPOUSE Yes
CHILDREN Yes  (Under 21 years of age)
PARENTS No but can be sponsored after Citizenship
PROCESSING TIME 18 to 24 months (average)
PHYSICAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS Land once every 6 months to maintain residency.
Live 2.5 out of 5 years for Citizenship
LENGTH OF STATUS RECEIVED Non-expiring green card/permanent residency
PERMANENT RESIDENCY Immediately
CITIZENSHIP After 5 years of Permanent Residency
SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Must show legal source of funds
NATIONALITY DISQUALIFICATIONS No
DUAL CITIZENSHIP Yes

YOUR JOURNEY

STEP ONE

FREE Assessment / Evaluation of Project Documents / Compiling of application / Funds are transferred to the U.S. escrow account / Attorney files the I-526 Petition with USCIS

STEP TWO

Applicant receives 1-526 approval / Applicant and family attends the interview at the U.S. Consulate / 2 year conditional green card is received and applicant may move to
the U.S. if they wish.

STEP THREE

After 2 years of conditional residency – Attorney files I-829 Petition with USCIS to remove conditional resident status

STEP FOUR

Applicant receives approval on 1-829 and receives a permanent residency status in the USCIS which does not expire / Approval is presented to the project and the Applicant may exit the project pursuant to the Limited Partnership Agreement

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