Mr. Z, a national of China, approached our office seeking a Green Card for himself and his wife through investment in the U.S. We arranged for Mr. Z to invest $500,000 in a Regional Center. A Regional Center is an investment opportunity that has been reviewed and approved by the USCIS for the EB-5 program (but note that USCIS doesn’t endorse the quality of the opportunity or guarantee the investment – so best to do some homework before choosing a Regional Center). In this case, the regional center selected was a resort project in a region designated as a Targeted Employment Area due to its high unemployment and rural nature.
Once Mr. Z’s investment was made, our office filed his I-526, Immigrant Petition for Alien Entrepreneur, along with proof of the investment and details about the Regional Center he’d invested in. Mr. Z’s I-526 was approved in August of 2012. Forms I-485, Application to Adjust Status, were filed for Mr. Z and his wife shortly thereafter, and approved in May of 2013. Based on Mr. Z’s investment in the U.S., he and his wife are now conditional permanent residents. 90 days before the second anniversary of his approval for permanent residence Mr. Z will be eligible to apply for removal of his conditional status and gain full permanent residence.
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