Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Investment-Based PR in the USA

The United States offers a variety of investment-based pathways for foreign nationals seeking permanent residency, including the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Here are the general steps to apply for investment-based PR in the USA:

  1. Determine your eligibility: The EB-5 program requires a minimum investment of $900,000 or $1.8 million depending on the location of the investment project. You must also demonstrate that your investment will create at least 10 full-time jobs for US workers.
  2. Make your investment: You must invest the required amount in a qualifying EB-5 project, such as a new commercial enterprise or a regional center.
  3. File Form I-526: This is the first step in the EB-5 application process. You must file Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to show that your investment meets the requirements of the program.
  4. Wait for USCIS processing: USCIS will review your application and may request additional information or evidence. Processing times can vary, but the USCIS provides estimated processing times online.
  5. File Form I-485: Once your I-526 is approved, you can file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, to apply for permanent residency.
  6. Attend an interview: USCIS will schedule an interview to review your application and ask questions about your background and investment.
  7. Receive a decision: USCIS will either approve or deny your application. If approved, you will receive your green card.

It’s important to note that the application process for investment-based PR can be complex and lengthy, and it’s recommended that you seek the guidance of an experienced immigration attorney to help navigate the process.

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