So you made the decision to invest in the United States. Congratulations. This first step of your amazing journey can be facilitated by Four Rivers Law Firm. We help clients who want to invest in the United States obtain an EB-5 Investor visa, so you can be assured that your investment is worth the time. We assist both in the creation and management of the investment project, and in filing your paperwork with immigration.
An EB-5 Visa allows investors to obtain a green card by investing in the United States. If are prepared to make a $500,000 to $1,000,000 dollar in an American business, than the United States government is prepared to issue you the benefits to do it - a Green Card and a path to U.S. Citizenship
The first step in the process is a determination of eligibility. This is done by filing form I-526, which will determine whether your investment is eligible. This can take anywhere from 12-18 months to get approved by the government. After this is approved, depending on your country of origin and assuming there is no waiting list, you may immediately file your I-485 adjustment of status form and obtain an interview. After this step you will receive a conditional greencard which is good for two years. After two years you may file your removal of restriction petition (form I-829) which will gives you another three years on your green card. After those three years, if you choose to, you can apply to become a naturalized U.S. Citizen
Depending on your case, your fees on top of the investment amount may range from $15,000-$50,000. These costs include attorney fee's, administrative fees, USCIS processing fFees, source of funds report fees, wire transfer fees, or other banking and administrative fees.
This is a fact dependant question, but in general children who are younger than 21 years of age at the time of filing the I-526 are eligible for immigration benefits.