EB-5 Visa: Requirements & Best Practices

Posted by Kurt Reuss on May 18, 2023

To secure permanent residency status, also known as a Green Card, through the EB-5 program, investors must fulfill specific requirements set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

This article provides an overview of the requirements for obtaining permanent U.S. residency through the EB-5 program and the rules and considerations for Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs) with their lower investment amount and faster visa processing and the different types of business entities that qualify for EB-5 investments.

It highlights the key criteria investors must meet, such as the investment amount, job creation requirements, and lawful source of funds that are acceptable including loans, and various financial documentation that can should be used.

This article provides recommendations and emphasizes the importance of due diligence and expert guidance to ensure compliance.

EB-5 Green Card process: from investment to U.S. permanent residency

Posted by Kurt Reuss on May 17, 2023
To obtain U.S. permanent residency through the EB-5 Green Card by investment process, immigrant investors, along with their spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21, must navigate through several crucial steps:
  1. Decide if EB-5 is right for you
  2. Investment-selection process
  3. Immigration-lawyer selection process
  4. File your EB-5 petition #1 (Form I-526E)
  5. Consular processing or adjustment of status
  6. File your EB-5 petition #2 (Form I-829)

1. Decide if EB-5 is right for you

Is the EB-5 visa program a good fit for you? Before embarking on the EB-5 journey, you should assess if this program aligns with your immigration and financial goals.

Key considerations include:

EB-5 I-526 petition requirements & recent processing times

Posted by Kurt Reuss on May 12, 2021

I-526 petition investor petition requirements

For an immigrant investor hoping to obtain a Green Card through the EB-5 program, the path begins with choosing an investment project and then filing Form I-526, the Immigration Petition by Alien Investor.