The Ultimate Guide to Securing Your Green Card

Navigating the Path to Permanent Residency with EB5

Introduction: Securing a Green Card and attaining permanent residency in the United States is a significant milestone, providing you with stability, opportunities, and a sense of belonging. While the process may seem complex, we will try demystify the technicalities and provide you with a step-by-step guide to securing your Green Card via the EB-5 route in a way that is both technical and easy to understand. Join us as we navigate the intricacies of the process, empowering you to embark on your journey towards a secure and permanent residency status.

1.Understanding the Green Card:

  • A Green Card, officially known as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued by the United States government that grants foreign nationals legal permanent residence status in the country. It signifies that the holder is authorized to live and work in the United States indefinitely. Green Card holders, also known as lawful permanent residents.

2.Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Invest $1.05 million ($800,000 in targeted employment areas) in a new commercial enterprise.
  2. Create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within two years.
  3. Demonstrate lawful source of investment funds.
  4. Obtain conditional permanent residence, file to remove conditions after two years, and obtain permanent resident status (Green Card).

3.Selecting the Right Project :

  1. Research reputable regional centers with a successful track record.
  2. Evaluate project details, including viability, risks, and returns.
  3. Conduct due diligence on the project and regional center.
  4. Seek professional guidance and consider attending investor meetings or site visits.

4.The Application Process:

  1. Select a USCIS-designated regional center or an EB-5 qualifying Direct Project
  2. Engage an experienced EB-5 Immigration Attorney
  3. Conduct due diligence on the regional center and project.
  4. Make the required investment in the new commercial enterprise.
  5. File Form I-526 to establish eligibility.
  6. Obtain conditional permanent residence for two years.
  7. File Form I-485 or go through consular processing.(If you’re already in US)
  8. Attend a Green Card interview.
  9. File Form I-829 to remove conditions.
  10. Receive a permanent Green Card valid for 10 years.

5. Common Challenges:

  • Lengthy Source of Fund Documentation and processing times
  • Numerical limitations and long waiting periods
  • Complex documentation and evidence requirements
  • Changing immigration policies
  • Language and cultural barriers
  • Financial constraints
  • Complex legal procedures

Seek the guidance of experienced immigration attorneys or professionals to ensure your application is complete, accurate, and well-prepared to maximize your chances of success.


Securing your Green Card is a transformative journey that opens the doors to a world of opportunities in the United States. By understanding the technical aspects of the process and breaking it down into easily understandable steps, you can navigate the complexities with confidence. Remember to assess your eligibility, choose the appropriate Green Card category, and follow the application process meticulously. In challenging moments, seek the assistance of knowledgeable professionals to overcome obstacles and increase your chances of success. With determination and a clear roadmap, you can secure your Green Card and embark on a new chapter of your life as a permanent resident in the United States.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal or financial advice. It is recommended to consult with qualified professionals before making any investment decisions. The EB-5 program and its regulations may change over time, so it is essential to stay updated with the latest guidelines and requirements.

Settlement Agreement regarding the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022

A summary compiled by the EB5 IMP, from various sources.

The parties to the lawsuit concerning the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and stakeholders) filed a settlement agreement on August 24, 2022.

This agreement explicates all the certified regional center’s status & procedures for filing documents for the EB-5 program.

Highlights of the Agreement:

• Prior to June 30, 2021, previously approved Regional Centers (RCs) are regarded to be in “good standing.” Furthermore, since the Integrity Act was passed, these current RCs have not lost their designation.

• To sponsor additional investors, existing RCs must file Form I-956 as an amendment. The paperwork must be submitted to USCIS no later than December 29, 2022. The document must show that the current RC has complied with the Integrity Act’s mandatory procedures and regulations. By completing and submitting this form, an existing RC can sponsor investors and maintain its current geographic designation without needing to wait for permission. However, in order to propose an extension of a previous region to neighboring tracks, existing RCs must submit fresh project plans and economic evaluations.

• When deciding on Form I-956 submissions from current RCs, USCIS will refer back to its judgment in its earlier designation notices and documentation therein.

• A new Approach, as part of the Form I-956 procedure, Form I-956Es must show proof of a receipt notification from an I-956F project application. However, in order to better control processing delays, USCIS has put in place a new regulation. According to this guideline, if USCIS takes longer than 10 days to provide a receipt for Form I-956F, EB-5 investors may utilize proof of filing fee payment and physical delivery of Form I-956F as proof of receipt notification for Form I-956E. After receiving the receipt numbers, applicants can also file them. This guideline also applies to I-956Fs that have already been submitted. After the judge approves the Agreement, USCIS will send email receipt notices for I-956F for the first 16 weeks at the very least.

• Until the notice and comment rulemaking is finished, USCIS will take the new Forms I-956, I-956F, I-956G, I-956H, and I-526E into consideration. The deadline for comments is October 24, 2022.

• To help others learn more about the settlement, USCIS will post a FAQ about it within 21 days of the judge’s approval.

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