How Do I Invest to get an EB-5 visa?
If you are investing in a Berkeley Regional Center EB-5 project, this is a quick explanation of the process to invest in one of our EB-5 projects.
What EB-5 investors need to have invest to get an EB-5 Visa:
- You need to have $500,000 (United States Dollars) available to invest;
- You need to be able to show the lawful source of the $500,000 available;
- You will need to pay fees to various service providers including USCIS, immigration attorney’s the Regional Center Sponsor etc. (Maximum estimate of $80,000 total) Sometimes discounts are available if you speak with us directly and discuss your case;
- You need to be able to wait about 15-18 months to get I-526 approval and then 4-6 months to receive the greencard1;
- You will need to pass normal government background checks for criminal, political or financial activities in your personal history;
- You will need to have accredited investor status.
What EB-5 Investors need to do to invest in our EB-5 project to get an EB-5 visa:
- Setup an initial consultation with Behring and the Berkeley Regional Center to discuss your case;
- Provide your financial information to Behring to show you meet accredited investor requirements;
- Request your EB-5 project offering documents and read them fully. Ask questions as needed;
- Sign the subscription documents for the EB-5 project;
- Transfer the $500,000 to an escrow account where the funds are held safely by a third party according to the escrow agreement;
- Hire an immigration attorney (Behring and BRC can recommend qualified immigration attorney’s if needed);
- Create a source of funds report;
- File your I-526 petition through our immigration attorney.