After I become a permanent resident, how much time must I spend in the United States?
In order to qualify for naturalization, one must have spent a total of 2 ½ years out of 5 in the US from the initial date of attaining conditional permanent residency through the
If I plan to be absent from the US for prolonged periods after obtaining my green card, what can I do?
You may apply for and receive a reentry permit. This is a travel document issued to permanent residents enabling the holder to remain outside the United States for up to two years. Upon expiration, new reentry permits can be obtained. While the holder of a reentry permit must still meet the requirements to maintain his permanent resident status, airport and port of entry inspectors tend to show more deference to those with reentry permits.
In order to have the condition removed on my green card, is it necessary to spend a minimal amount of time in the US?
No, there is no such requirement, other than maintaining one’s permanent resident status. After the petition is filed, it will be necessary to undergo biometrics in the United States. It is important to ensure that you are within the legal boundaries of residency during and after your application process.
What if the investor dies or divorces during the condition removal period: can the spouse and children still have the conditions removed?
Yes, family of the investor can still have the conditions removed on their green card should the applicant die or the family becomes separated.
How is the EB-5 program beneficial over other categories of US immigration or immigration to other countries?
The Immigrant Investor Program may allow an investor to procure a green card even if he or she does not meet the eligibility requirements of other common visa programs. Under the
- Does not need to speak English
- Does not need to have previous business experience
- May have been previously denied a visa
- May hold citizenship in any country
Will an investment in EB-5 “cure” a problem with unlawful presence?