EB5 Visa Process

EB-5 Application Process

Step 1. Investor signs and makes payment 

Step 2. Outside the United States

  1. I-526E application submitted and approved
  2. Fill out the National Visa Center form and make the payment.
  3. Case transferred to a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.
  4. Medical examination/Consulate interview/Immigrant visa approval.
  5. Enter the U.S. and receive a temporary green card (valid for 2 years)

Step 2. Within the United States

  1. Submit I-526E and I-485 simultaneously.
  2. When there is no ‘visa bulletin’ backlog, applicants can simultaneously submit their eligibility application (I-526E), adjustment of status application (I-485), work permit application (I-765), and travel document application (I-131), after completing the required medical examination.
  3. Fingerprinting
  4. I-526E and I-485 approved/receive a temporary green card (valid for 2 years).

Step 3. Submit I-829 application to remove green card conditions

Step 4. Obtain a permanent green card