EB-5 visa: requirements & best practices

Posted by Kurt Reuss on January 10, 2019

To obtain permanent residency status — a Green Card — through the through the EB-5 program, an investor must meet specific requirements as per United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

I-526 petition requirements & recent processing times

Posted by Kurt Reuss on July 27, 2015

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.

EB-5 Green Card process: from investment to approval

Posted by Kurt Reuss on July 27, 2015

 There are four steps in the EB-5 petitioning process that an immigrant investor should be prepared to complete to become a U.S. permanent resident, along with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21.

Direct Investment or Regional Center Investment

Posted by Kurt Reuss on November 01, 2013

Each EB-5 visa applicant has two investment options, namely a direct investment or an investment through an EB-5 Regional Center.

Direct EB-5 investment means that the EB-5 visa applicant must find his own investment project and must take a direct managerial role in the project’s oversight. While the ultimate goal of an EB-5 investor is to obtain a green card, direct investment tends to be better suited for those who want more hands-on control of their investment and for those who want to earn a higher rate of return on their investment.