For thousands of immigrants entering the United States, the EB-5 visa program offers a number of great benefits. One of the most popular of these benefits is the opportunity to obtain their family green cards from a single investor application. The following is a short list of commonly asked questions and answers concerning the eligible family members for the EB-5 program green cards.
Which family members are eligible for the program?
The family members that would be considered eligible for the program would be the dependents of the investor.
Which members fit the dependent description?
The term dependent refers to the investor’s spouse and unmarried children (Children must be below the age of 21 at the time the application)
Can step-children be considered to be eligible dependents?
Step-children under the age of 21 and unmarried are included if the marriage took place prior to each child’s 18th birthday.
What about adopted children?
Any adopted children would be considered as eligible dependents. However, the investor must show the children were legally adopted at least two years prior to the EB-5 application filing date.
Is a new spouse eligible to be added once the process has already started?
Yes, a new spouse can be added to the process by the investor.
We recommend seeking the advice of experienced professionals and an immigration attorney to understand specific conditions that may apply.