The EB-5 Immigration Process Overview
Texas Investment Regional Center (TexIRC) is committed to seeing each qualified foreign investor through the immigration process. TexIRC will work with the investor and the investor’s immigration attorney 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, professional, and expedient manner.
To become a permanent US resident, the foreign investor must complete three phases of the application process.
Step 1 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. TexIRC 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 foundation for Step 2 has been established.
Step 2 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 provide the EB-5 investor and investor's family with the location of the consulate and advise on how to complete the process.
Step 3 Within 90 days 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. Again, this is where we offer our expertise and provide the required documentation to satisfy the EB-5 employment creation 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.