WHAT IT TAKES TO GET STARTED
The American Immigration Group, LLC (AIG) is committed to seeing each qualified foreign investor through the immigration process. AIG will work with our investor, investor’s immigration attorney or our own preferred Immigration law firm, David Hirson and Partners to prepare and provide all supporting documentation about the investment to support the investor’s immigration application through the EB-5 Regional Center Investment Program in a friendly and expedient manner.
ACQUIRING LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENCE (“GREEN CARD”) THROUGH THE EB-5 CATEGORY IS A THREE STEP SELF-PETITIONING PROCESS.
STEP 1: Immigration Process Overview
The foreign investor must complete three phases of the application process to become a permanent US resident:
To obtain immigrant investor status, the foreign investor must submit a completed Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur Form (Form I-526) to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) along with supporting documentation clearly demonstrating that the investment meets all EB-5 requirements. AIG provides all the necessary documentation to the Investor’s attorney to satisfy the requirements for the EB-5 investment application in a Regional Center. Upon approval of the I-526 Petition, the investor will proceed to steep two.
STEP 2: Conditional Permanent Residence Status
If the foreign investor is residing within the US and has received Form I-526 approval, he or she may obtain conditional resident status by submitting a completed Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) to USCIS. If residing outside the US, the foreign investor must apply for an immigrant visa at a US Consulate abroad. The Investor’s attorney will instruct the EB-5 Investor and family with the location and required procedure.
STEP 3: Permanent Residence Status
During the 90-day period prior to the expiration of the conditional period, the investor should file a completed Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions (Form I-829) to USCIS. In this petition, the foreign investor must demonstrate that the investment was sustained over the two-year conditional period, and the requisite jobs were created. AIG provides the required documentation to satisfy the EB-5 employment creation requirement through a Regional Center to the Investor’s attorney. Upon approval of the I-829 petition, the conditional nature of the green card is lifted and full permanent residence is granted to the investor and the investor’s family members under 21 years of age.