General Questions:


5th employment based preference immigrant visa for the investors seeking to get permanent resident status also known as green card visa status by investing in US.
Yes, but source of investment funds and other financial documentation that includes tax documents must be there with EB-5 visa application.
In 1990, under section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5) the US Congress created the fifth employment-based preference (EB-5) immigrant visa category. Each year, the provision grants 10,000 immigrant visas to qualified individuals seeking permanent resident status on the basis that their investment in a new commercial enterprise will benefit the U.S. economy. To encourage immigration through the EB-5 program, Congress created a Pilot Program in 1993. The program specifically sets aside 3,000 visas annually for foreign investors who apply through a United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) designated Regional Center Investment Program. An investor seeking an EB-5 immigrant visa through a designated regional center must generally make a qualifying investment of US $1 million. Certain high unemployment or target employment areas (TEA) qualify for a lesser investment of $500,000. Additionally, the foreign investor must demonstrate that at least 10 jobs were directly or indirectly created through the investment.
The minimum capital investment requirement is US$500,000 when you select a project in a rural area or targeted employment area (TEA); for all other projects, the capital requirement is US$1,000,000.
The most common reason an applicant is rejected for an EB-5 visa is that the applicant cannot prove that the investment capital was legally earned.
No, an EB-5 visa holder is free to live, work, attend school, or retire anywhere in the United States, regardless of the location of the investment.

Immigration Questions:


USCIS is a division of the Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is a government agency responsible for the implementation, administration of immigration and naturalization laws, rules and regulations, functions and policies in the provision of services.
No. Every Foreign Investor shall enter into a separate representation agreement with an attorney of their choice or with an attorney recommended by Rainier Regional Center. The attorney shall prepare the I-526 Petition for you as a Foreign National Investor. Upon approval of the Petition, your designated Immigration Attorney can prepare your Applications for Conditional Permanent Residency. Before the end of the two-year Conditional Permanent Residency period, the designated Immigration Attorney can prepare for you Form I-829, the Immigrant Petition to Remove the Conditions of your Permanent Residency. Approval of your I-829 is the final step necessary for you to obtain unconditional Permanent Residency.
A “conditional” green card is a temporary green card valid for two years, after which it cannot be renewed. During the 90 days before the card expires the cardholder must file a petition to remove the conditions or they will lose their permanent resident status.
Under the regulations, an investor who is approved for the EB-5 immigrant visa receives a “conditional” green card, which must be reissued after two years, subject to removal of conditions. Otherwise, the two cards offer the same rights and privileges. A conditional Green Card is a temporary Green Card valid for two years. One year and nine months after it is issued, a three-month window opens up during which an individual must file another application with the USCIS to verify that all of the funds have been invested and the required employment has been created. When the conditional resident status has been lifted, full resident status is granted and a permanent Green Card is issued.
You have to be a green card holder for 5 years to become a US citizen. This time can include the two years with a “conditional” green card.
Rejection in the past does not disqualify the applicant, unless the reasons relate to immigration fraud or other grounds of inadmissibility or removability. It is most important that all criminal, medical, or U.S. immigration history problems be disclosed to the limited partnership and legal counsel in advance of application.
The foreign investor, his/her spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 years. It is possible for adopted children to be included in the family. Upon approval you will receive the Conditional Resident Alien Card via the mail.
Yes, you must submit to and pass a health medical examination so either as part of US Consular processing or Adjustment within the U.S. process before a conditional EB-5 Visa is granted.

Investment Questions:


A limited partnership combines corporate limited liability with partnership taxation. The limited partnership, formed by filing a charter with a state government, consists of a general partner and one or more limited partners. The charter details the rights and powers of the limited and general partners, percentages of ownership, and distributions of profits. The general partner manages the business.

The limited partners are passive investors liable only for the value of their investment. The limited partnership income is taxed at the partner level, not at the entity level.

Investors need to meet department of investors section. They are required to have the investment money in which they invest.
The Limited Partnership agreement lists the names and percentage interests of the limited partners. The deed for the investment property is held in the name of the limited partnership, which is public record. This means the property cannot be sold, mortgaged or altered without complying with the terms of the limited partnership agreement. We personally provide rigorous due diligence for each business. We work with the EB-5 business or project to plan aggressive and realistic financial goals.
No. U.S. regulations require an “at risk” investment without guarantees or redemption rights. As in any investment there is a risk of total loss. We urge prospective foreign investors to please consult their own financial advisor for advice on investing through this program.
Investment companies and designated Regional Centers accept EB-5 investors by placing funds in an escrow account pending I-526 Petition approval. The funds may only be released upon approval of I-526 Petition unless otherwise agreed upon in the Offering Memorandum.
Yes, provided that any applicable gift taxes are paid. It must be demonstrated that the gift is an actual transaction and is a not a ruse or that the gifted funds will be given back after permanent resident status is granted.
I-526 must be filled in to get EB-5 visa. Immigration attorney prepares I-526 petition on behalf of EB-5 investor. It takes 10 to 15 months to know if the USCIS approved the I-526 or not. The filing fee for Form I-526 is $3,675. https://www.uscis.gov/i-526
This is for EB-5 investors that are in US already. Once I-526 is approved then the petitioner and their each dependent must file I-485 to adjust the status from nonimmigrant to conditional permanent resident. Can be filled by immigration attorney.
This is for EB-5 investors that are in their home country and not in US after their I-526 approval. This application has two parts. Part I has biographical information. Can be filed by the help of an immigration attorney for the adjusting the status from nonimmigrant to conditional permanent resident. Part II is completed in front of the consular officer during an application interview at U.S. consulate. This requires an interview at U.S. consulate or embassy.
I-829 petition is the final stage of the EB-5 investment process. The attorney shall prepare the I-526 Petition for you as a Foreign National Investor. Upon approval of the Petition, your designated Immigration Attorney can prepare your Applications for Conditional Permanent Residency either with I-485 or DS-230 for two years conditional green card. In the 90 days window before the end of the two-year Conditional Permanent Residency period, the designated Immigration Attorney can prepare for you Form I-829, the Immigrant Petition to Remove the Conditions of your Permanent Residency. Approval of your I-829 is the final step necessary for you to obtain unconditional Permanent Residency.
The costs associated with the EB-5 investment process can be broken down into three distinct phases based on the costs associated with each petition filing: I-526 (Phase I), I-485 (Phase II), and I-829 (Phase III).
I-526 Phase I
  • EB-5 Capital Investment $500,000
  • Administrative Fee $50,000
  • Attorney Fee (Phase-I) $11,000
  • Source of Funds Report $8,000
  • USCIS Processing Fee $3,750
  • Bank Wire Fee $90
I-485 Phase II
  • Attorney Fee (Phase II) $1,500
  • USCIS Consular Processing $405
  • USCIS Filing Fee – Age 14+ $1,140
  • USCIS Filing Fee – Under 14 $750
  • USCIS Biometric Fee $85
  • Bank Wire Fee $45
I-829 Phase III
  • Attorney Fee $2,500
  • USCIS Fee $3,750
  • Biometric Fee $85
  • Bank Wire Fee $90


$500,000 Investment, Estimated $83,940 Fees and 58-60* months in total processing time