EB-5 Process & Timeline

Step 1

Green Application Preparation and Funds Deposit Arrow
30-60 days

1) Execute Reservation Form and LCR will provide up to 60 days of “one-stop-shop” EB-5 concierge services, on a complimentary basis.
2) LCR conducts a preliminary Source of Funds (SOF) assessment with prospective investor
3) Engage Immigration Attorney
4) Wire investment capital and admin fee to U.S. project escrow account

Step 2

Green I-526 Petition Arrow
12 - 18 months

Monitor investment via NES Financial investor portal and quarterly project reports

Step 3

Green Immigrant Visa or Adjustment of Status Arrow
3 - 9 months

Upon I-526 approval, investor’s immigration attorney files for adjustment of status [if investor is already in the U.S.] or files
for immigrant visa [if investor is living outside the U.S.]
Common Reasons for I-526 Denials:
• Source of Funds
• Background Check

I-526 Approval of Conditional Green Card for EB-5 industry — 92.4% approval rates (FY2017)

Step 4

Green Conditional Permanent Residency Period Arrow
21 - 24 months

Investor must visit the United States within 180 days of approval and must visit the U.S. at least once every 6 months**
Many investors apply for, and are granted, a 2-year Reentry Permit, thus reducing the need to travel to U.S. as frequently

Step 5

Green I-829 Petition of Removal of Conditions Arrow
20 months

Investor’s immigration attorney submits I-829 Petition. Conditions on green card will be removed once proof that 10+ jobs were created has been submitted
Common Reasons for I-829 Denials:
• Insufficient Job Creation
• Violation of immigration laws while on temporary visa

I-829 Approval of Permanent Green Card for EB-5 industry — 96.1% approval rates (FY2017)

LCR’S 4 Week Application Plan:

Select LCR's Investment Project
Engage Immigration Counsel Button
Provide SOF Documentation Button
Wire EB-5 Capital + Admin Fee Button
File I-526 Petition Button

*This timeline is for general informational purposes only. The actual time required to complete the EB-5 immigration process will vary based on the investment selected, each individual’s case, USCIS processing times, and other factors.

(**) Individuals who intend to live outside of the United States for an extended period of time should apply for a Reentry Permit which is then issued for a period of up to 2 years. The Reentry Permit allows a permanent resident to make an entry into the United States every 24 months rather every 12 months.

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