Green Card Fund, LLC (GCF) is committed to guiding each qualified foreign investor through the immigration process. Working with the investor and the immigration attorney, GCF will prepare and provide all supporting documentation about the investment, in order to simplify and expedite the application process with the USCIS.
The foreign investor must complete a three phase, self-petitioning process to become a permanent US resident:
- Step 1
To obtain immigrant investor status, the foreign investor must submit a completed Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur Form (Form I-526) to USCIS along with supporting documentation demonstrating that the investment meets all EB-5 requirements. GCF will provide the necessary documentation to satisfy the requirements for the EB-5 investment application in a Regional Center.
- Step 2
If the foreign investor is residing within the US and has received Form I-526 approval, he or she may obtain conditional resident status by submitting a completed Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) to USCIS. If residing outside the US, the foreign investor must apply for an immigrant visa at a US Consulate or Embassy abroad. The immigration attorney will instruct the EB-5 Investor and family with the location and required procedure.
- Step 3
During the 90-day period prior to the expiration of the conditional period, the investor must file a completed Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions (Form I-829) to the USCIS. In this petition, the foreign investor must demonstrate that the investment was sustained over the two-year conditional period, and the requisite jobs were created. GCF will provide evidentiary documentation, proving the investor has satisfied the EB-5 new commercial enterprise and employment creation requirement by the USCIS. Upon approval of the I-829 petition, the conditions are removed from the green card and full permanent residence is granted to the investor, their spouse and all unmarried children under the age of 21.