What do I need to do to be eligible for an immigrant investor green card?

New Jersey Investor Green Card Attorneys

To be eligible for an investor green card, or an EB-5 green card, you need to be a foreign national who has either invested or in the process of investing one million dollars into a new commercial venture. The amount can be $500,000 rather than the previously mentioned one million if the investment is in a targeted employment area. This investment must benefit the United States economy, as well as provide at least full-time employment to at least ten American individuals. This number of employees must be maintained and cannot go below the required ten for at least two years. If you can meet all of these requirements and make the investment, you can file an I-526 form, also known as an Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. This form must be filled out with supporting documentation and submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Once the Form I-526 has been submitted to the USCIS and approved, the alien investor is then eligible to receive status as a conditional resident. In order to do so, the next step would be to file Immigration Form I-485, which is an application to register permanent residence or adjust status. After that, in order to remove the two year restriction, the alien investor can then fill out Form 1-829, which is a Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions. This form must be filled out and filed within 90 days before the conditional resident admission expires.

It is best to have an experienced green card attorney handle all the forms, documentation and dealings with governmental agencies. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our aggressive, Bloomfield investor green card lawyers are ready to walk you through all the petitions and paperwork required. Reach out to our law firm any time by calling 732-383-6242 and we will schedule a free initial consultation to go over the specifics of your unique application.

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