Steps to obtain Greencard
Step 1: Receive information on the EB-5 program and an Accreditation Questionnaire.
Step 2: Seattle Area Regional Center provides to the investor a Confidential Offering Memorandum describing in detail the proposed investment project.
Step 3: If interested in investing in the project, the investor signs the Subscription Agreement and other requested documents and provides financial and background information to Seattle Area Regional Center. The investor also deposits US$500,000 in a secure escrow account and pays an administrative fee to the Seattle Area Regional Center.
Step 4: The investor’s attorney prepares and files an I-526 Petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services("USCIS").
Step 5: If the I-526 Petition is approved, the US$500,000 in the secure escrow account is unconditionally released and invested in the Seattle Area Regional Center. If the application is denied by USCIS, the full US$500,000 investment is promptly refunded to the investor from the secure escrow account.
Step 6: Following approval of the I-526 Petition, the investor will be given a U.S. Consular Interview in the investor’s home country or if the investor resides in the U.S., receive an adjustment of status. Following the interview, the investor and family members enter the United States to receive a conditional green card.
Step 7: Upon receipt of the conditional green card, the investor and family are free to live anywhere in the United States with unrestricted travel and work rights.
Step 8: After two years, the investor’s attorney files an I-829 Petition to make the investor’s green card permanent, rather than “conditional.” Seattle Area Regional Center will be available to assist the investor and his or her attorney in the preparation of the application.
Step 9: Upon approval of the I-829 Petition, the conditional status of the green card is removed and the investor’s green card is deemed permanent.
Step 10: After 5 years of issuance of the conditional green card, and maintaining the full investment in the Seattle Area Regional Center, the investor and family may apply for U.S. citizenship.