Step-by-step guide to the EB-5 process

  • Appoint a meeting or phone consultation with Kenneth White by calling 818-730-3540 or send an email.
  • Receive answers to your questions and a legal analysis of your eligibility for the EB-5 program.
  • Sign a Legal Services Agreement and begin process of collecting documentation for petition.
  • Choose a Regional Center investment project or commence own EB-5 business.
  • Sign an investment agreement and transfer funds to escrow account or enterprise.
  • White & Associates submits EB-5 petition to USCIS (usually within 4–6 weeks of signing Legal Services Agreement).
  • Petition Approved (USCIS processing times vary)
  • If investor will consular process, submit visa-related documentation to National Visa Center. If will adjust status in the US, submit application to USCIS. One month.
  • Pass visa interview at US Embassy, issuance of visa and entry to US as conditional permanent resident, or for those in US, approval of adjustment of status application. Receipt of Conditional Green Card. Usually 3–6 months.
  • 2 year conditional status.
  • 3 months before elapse of conditional status White & Associates submits petition to remove condition.
  • Condition removal petition approved (USCIS processing times vary), issuance of permanent green card
  • 5 years after first entry as conditional permanent resident can submit application for naturalization.