MAIN ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS
The applicants must invest at least $1,050,000 (or $800,000 in a targeted employment area, including infrastructure projects), legally acquired, in a commercial enterprise in the United States
The EB-5 investment must create at least ten permanent, direct, indirect, and induced full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers, calculated according to an economic or statistical methodology.
MINIMUM NET WORTH
The applicant must have a net worth over $ 1 million excluding primary residence, owned individually or jointly with their spouse, or an annual income exceeding $200,000 ($300,000 joint income).
SETTLEMENT IN THE USA
Once a conditional green card is issued, the principal applicants, their spouses, and qualified children under 21 can settle in the United States to live, work and study.
CAPITAL RETURN POSSIBLE
Depending on the investment project selected, the capital invested in a qualified job-creating enterprise may be refunded to the applicant after a certain period.
ACCESS TO CITIZENSHIP
A successful EB-5 applicant has access to U.S. citizenship after five years of legal, unconditional permanent residence status (unconditional green card.)
The project selection is crucial to fulfilling the investor’s goals of preserving the invested capital (with strict due diligence), fulfilling the program conditions (was the exemplar filled, for instead) and expediting the visa processing (with a project located in a rural area, for instance).
The project selection is crucial to fulfilling the investor‘s goals of preserving the invested capital (with strict due diligence), fulfilling the program conditions (was the exemplar filled, for instead) and expediting the visa processing (with a project located in a rural area, for instance).
Only after investing lawfully acquired capital in the selected project are the immigrant investors allowed to submit their I-526 petition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), along with detailed proof of the source of funds and all the related project documents.
CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENCE VISA
Once the USCIS approves the I-526 petition, a two-year conditional permanent residence visa can be acquired by submitting either an I-485 form (adjustment of status) from within the United States or a DS-260 petition (online immigrant visa application) if the investors live outside of the United States.
REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS
The last immigration procedure consists of applying for the removal of the conditions attached to their permanent residence visa (I-829 petition) by establishing that the investment was made in a new commercial enterprise and maintained for at least two years, that the required jobs were created, and other documents were provided.