EB-5 Process Timeline

*This timeline is for general informational purposes only. The actual time required to complete the EB-5 process will vary based on the investment selected, each individual’s case, and other factors. Current, there is an EB-5 Visa availability backlog for mainland Chinese applicants, it may be several years between USCIS’ approval of the I-526 petition and the time an EB-5 visa is available. This may require the lengthening of the duration of an applicable EB-5 investment, which could delay the investor’s possible (not guaranteed) return of investment proceeds.

STEP 1

Preliminary questionnaire/checklist
The investor receives confidential offering documents on the EB-5 Investment
Investor signs subscription agreement & prepares source of funds memo
Investor deposits $800,000 escrow account and pays Administrative Fee

STEP 2

Attorney submits I-526 petition to USCIS

STEP 3

I-526 Adjudication Investor’s attorney files for application for an immigration visa or adjustment status
*Please see below: processing times delays for Chinese nationals

STEP 4

Approval of Immigrant Visa (or adjustment of status):
CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENCE
22 Months from I-526 submission

STEP 5

Upon 1-829 approval, conditions of permanent residency are removed, GREEN CARD granted.
56-61* Months from I-526 submission