EB-5: Alien Entrepreneur/Investor Visa

Investors have the option to invest in a single company or entity, or participate in the accredited Regional Center Program.

Investors participate in the "upside" by receiving capital gains and revenue distributions.

Requirements for Eligibility:

Personal Finance (one or more of the following)

  • An income in excess of USD $200,000 in each of the two most recent years (or joint income with your spouse in excess of USD $300,000 in each of those years) and have a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the coming year.
  • A net worth (or joint net worth with your spouse) in excess of USD $1,000,000, exclusive of the value of your primary residence.

The Investment

  • The investment made by the investor must be $500,000 (Regional Center) or $1 Million (single entity investment), not counting administrative fees.
  • The investment must involve some risk to the dividend or membership share the investor is expected to gain in the investment.
  • The investment must create 10 U.S. jobs regardless of the investment entity or amount.

Timeline:

  • USCIS issues a decision on the potential investor's I-526 petition. Total Period: within 180 days of date of filing.
  • Total estimated processing time to receive a temporary green card from the date the potential investor's I-526 is filed: within 360 days. Actual processing times may vary depending on the USCIS and Consulate processing timeframes, and each potential investor's background.
  • The investor must file form I-829 21 months after the date of receipt of the temporary green card in order to remove temporary conditions.
  • Permanent Green Cards, once approved, will be received by the investor within 4-8 months of filing to remove temporary conditions.
  • The timeframe for obtaining US citizenship is five years from the original date of the receipt of your temporary green card. After the termination of the five-year period, the Investor is eligible to receive the return of his or her $500,000/$1 Million investment in accordance with the terms of the Subscription Documents of the particular investment the Investor has chosen to endow.