Process

The EB5 Visa Process

The EB5 immigrant visa process can be complex, confusing, and time consuming.  For these reasons, most investors prefer using a reputable, federally approved regional center, such as American Life.  Our goals: To help you efficiently obtain your green card and to generate a high return on your capital investment.

EB5 Immigration Process

  1. Choose regional center
  2. Fund investment: ($900,000 + syndication fees)
  3. Select immigration attorney with EB5 experience
  4. Prepare documentation to prove lawful source of funds and file I-526 petition to USCIS
  5. Wait for I-526 approval (20.5 to 26.5 months)
    • If you live in the U.S. in lawful status and are otherwise eligible: file form I-485 (wait for approval 15 to 26.5 months)
    • If you live outside the U.S.: file form DS-260 with the national visa center (wait for scheduling of visa interview 6 to 10 months)
    • Interview at local embassy or consulate and receive immigrant visa
    • Move to U.S. within 180 days
  6. Receive 2-year conditional permanent resident status
  7. File I-829 petition to remove conditions on residence
  8. Wait for I-829 approval (30 to 39 months)
  9. Receive permanent green card
  10. File removal of conditions within 90 days of the end of the 2 year conditional resident period

Optional: 5 years after recieving conditional green card, file naturalization application to become a U.S. Citizen