Common Visa & EB-5 Questions
Once the I-829 petition is filed with the USCIS, your conditional permanent residency is extended for one year while you wait for the permanent Green Card approval (which has no expiration).
The investor must prove that the funds come from a lawful source such as:
- Profit or earnings from a business
- Proceeds from the sale of real estate
- Earnings from stock or other investments
- Gifts (financial information regarding the person giving the gift must be provided)
This may be accomplished through certificates by the investor’s licensed accountants, lawyers, court records, salary statements, bank statements, stock certificates, tax statements, real estate documents loan or mortgage documents, promissory notes, security agreements and any other evidence of borrowing which is secured by assets of the applicant.
Evidence of Transfer of Funds
The investor must provide evidence that the capital investment of $1M plus applicable fees has been placed in an escrow account prior to filing the application.
Financial information that proves a net worth of at least U.S. $1 million. Evidence can include bank statements, documents showing ownership in real estate or a company, accompanied by an appraisal of value and registration of ownership, a gift statement, a loan statement etc.
Copies of passport for each member of the family must be provided
Passports must be valid for travel to the United States and must have at least 6 months validity beyond the issuance date of the visa. Household members can include husband, wife, and all unmarried children under the age of 21.
Employment and Business Documents
Information is required regarding:
- Investor’s education, (diplomas)
- Employment history, (résumés)
- Business experience including any business registrations
Certificates must be provided for all individuals applying for a green card under the investor’s application, including spouse and children under the age of 21 at the time of application:
- Certified copies of birth certificates
- Other children under the age of 21 (unmarried), even if they do not wish to emigrate
- Certified copy of Marriage certificate
- Proof of termination of any previous marriage(s)
- Divorce or annulment decree (e.g., death certificate of spouse, final decree of divorce or annulment)
Each visa applicant 16 years or older:
Police certificate from the police of each locality of the country of the applicant’s nationality or current residence or where the applicant has resided for at least 6 months since turning 16.
Police certificates are also required from all other countries where the applicant has been arrested for any reason, and must be of recent date when presented.
Police certificates must cover the entire period of the applicant’s residence in any area.
Persons who have been convicted of a crime must obtain a certified copy of each court record and of any prison record, regardless of subsequent benefit from an amnesty, pardon or other act of clemency.
A certified copy of any military record should be submitted.
Two color photographs in passport style are required. No head covering or dark glasses should be worn.