Immigration Time Line
Investor is presented with the confidential documents of the RC Investment Project. Investor and his/her advisor review the material including the Private Placement Memorandum, the Subscription Agreement (when applicable), Limited Partnership Agreement, and Escrow Agreement.
Investor chooses the EB-5 Regional Center Program and executes (signs) Private Placement Memorandum, the Subscription Agreement, Limited Partnership Agreement, and Escrow Agreement (when applicable). The investor deposits subscription price into the escrow account or partnership. The investor’s immigration attorney, RC, and investor begin gathering documents to build the I-526 petition.
Legal Counsel submits Immigration Petition (I-526).
Upon approval of I-526, Department of State issues instruction packet for Immigrant Visa Application (DS-2001 & DS-230i) which contains information and forms for investor completion prior to scheduling a visa interview.
Investor is notified of U.S. Consulate Interview date and receives Appointment Package for Immigrant Visa Applicants (DS-230ii). Medical examination is required.
U.S. Consulate Interview or adjustment of status.
(Conditional Visa is granted usually at the time of interview)
Immigrants enter the U.S. within 180 days after approval.
Legal counsel files application for removal of conditions I-829 on visa.
(21-24 months after U.S. entry)
The conditional status of the visa is removed.
U.S. citizenship optional.
(60 months after U.S. entry)