How long does it take to get an EB-5 Investment Green Card?
Obtaining a conditional Green Card under the US EB-5 Program typically takes 18 to 24 months. As soon as the conditional Green Card is obtained, the investor will enjoy all the rights and obligations associated with US residency. This includes the ability to immediately live, work or open a business in the USA, and the permit is valid for 2 years.
Before the end of this validity period, the investor will have to apply to have the conditions on their Green Card removed. In order to do so, they’ll have to prove to USCIS that they have met the relevant EB-5 Green Card requirements during the initial 2-year period.
Provided that the job creation (or indirect job creation) requirements have been met, USCIS will convert the investor’s Green Card into an Unconditional Permanent Green Card. Ah this stage, the funds that were invested can be returned.
What are the alternatives to the US EB-5 Visa in 2020?
For investors unwilling to commit to a $900,000 investment, the American E-2 Visa Programme, which can be accessed by means of acquiring citizenship by investment in either Grenada or Turkey, may be a viable option.
Alternatively, there also exists a path to residency for existing business owners: A residency approach combining the E1 and EBc1 visa categories, on the basis of a $350,000 franchise investment, can also serve as the basis for obtaining a US Investment Green Card.
It is important to note that available client slots the latter investment option is even more limited than the EB-5 itself, so contact us today for more information should you believe that you may qualify for this option.