EB-5 INVESTOR VISA
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program enables you and your family to qualify for a U.S. Green Card without having to set up and manage a business. By investing $900,000 through a ‘Regional Center’ into a qualifying investment, you have the security of permanent U.S. Residency (U.S. Green Card) without repeated visa applications.
As a U.S. Green Card holder, investors and their dependents have the right to live, work and study anywhere in the United States. All applicants (including children) have full access to the U.S. educational system, as U.S. residents. After 5 years of entering the U.S., it is possible to apply for U.S. Citizenship.
Residency First assists investors and their family through the entire application process, from helping identify a qualifying EB-5 project, to assisting with the document preparation, and finally ensuring all the families relocation needs are met. Although most investors tend to apply through the Regional Center EB-5 programme, we can still assist investors who wish to invest directly into their own business, either through EB-5 visa or through the E-2 Visa route.
EB-5 VISA BENEFITS
- $900,000 Investment into qualifying project of your choice
- U.S. Green Card for Investor, Spouse and Children under 21 years old
- The right to live, work, study or set up a business anywhere in the U.S.
- Children have full access to the U.S. educational system
- Long established government program, created in 1990
- The fastest route to becoming a U.S. Green Card holder
- U.S. Citizenship can be applied for after 5 years.
For our EB-5 Brochure, cost sheet and available investment options, please enquire here
EB-5 VISA REQUIREMENTS
Residency First has become the leading provider of EB-5 applications in India and the Middle East. With a 100% approval on all adjudicated EB-5 applications, we have successfully assisted many families in achieving their goal of becoming a U.S. Resident through the EB-5 immigrant investor program.
Whether it’s to provide children with the best education and job prospects or to relocate the entire family, the EB-5 immigrant investor program allows investors and their immediate families to become U.S. Green Card holders when investing in the U.S. Economy.
- The investor must invest a minimum of $900,000
- The investor must provide proof that the funds were legally obtained
- The investment must be ‘at risk,’ as all investment is.
- The investor, and any family, must not have any criminal record
- Any children must be under the age of 21, at the time of application
GREEN CARDS ISSUED IN 2020
EB-5 VISA PROCESS
Step 1 – Consultation with Residency First EB-5 Consultant
Upon successful eligibility check, we will share with you full EB-5 details, document checklists and examples of current EB-5 projects.
Step 2 – Start Preparing Documents for i526 petition
We will assist you, along with your immigration attorney in the preparation of required biographical documents, source of funds documents and project documents for the i526 petition.
Step 3 – Finalise EB-5 Project Subscription Documents – Transfer funds
When you have finalized your EB-5 project choice, we will assist you in completion of the subscription documents. Once your immigration attorney gives you the green light, you can transfer $900,000 plus administration fee to the project Escrow account.
Step 4 – Submit the i526 Petition
Your immigration attorney will finalise and submit your i526 petition to USCIS in the U.S.
Step 5 – i526 Approval
On average, i526’s are currently taking 24 months to be approved by USCIS. Once the approval notice is received, your immigration attorney will notify us.
Step 6 – Consular Processing
After the i526 approval, it typically takes around 4-6 months to wait for an interview appointment at the U.S. consulate in your home country, or country of residence.
Step 7 – Travel to U.S. and collect Conditional Green Card
Upon successful interview at the U.S. Consulate, you will be given a travel permit to fly to the U.S. at a port of your choice, and collect your 2 year Conditional Green Card.
Step 8 – Apply for i829 Petition – Removal of Conditions
3 months before your 2 year Conditional Green Card is due to expire you will apply for the i829 petition. In this step, you will need to demonstrate that the money remained invested and ‘at risk’ for the entire 2 year Conditional Green Card and that 10 jobs were created. Upon i829 approval, you will be given a Permanent U.S. Green Card.
Step 9 – Apply for U.S. Citizenship – Optional
5 years after the first day of entry into the U.S. (step 7) – you may be eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship.
President Biden reaffirms his enthusiasm for migration to the U.S.
President Joe Biden again shows his enthusiasm for talented foreigners bringing their skills to the U.S.
The Biden administration is reversing the former Trump administration’s intention to withdraw the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) entrepreneur visas for international entrepreneurs, AKA the Start-up Visa Program.
This bodes well for the continuation of the EB-5 job creating investor visa Program beyond June 30.
EB-5 is of particular importance to wealthy immigrant families as it is a straight-forward Green Card immigration visa leading to permanent residency and the option a U.S. passport and citizenship. For young people choosing higher education in the U.S. residency confers lower education costs and higher U.S. salaries.