EB-5 Process

Guided by Green Card Fund


“The EB-5 process was very intimidating at first and cumbersome. Green Card Fund’s process streamlined everything and they were able to handle all of the complications that arose and it all worked out well.”

Joseph E.

1 Review

Conduct your review of project documents and receive timely support from GCF in answering your questions. 

2  Subscribe

Sign Subscription Agreement and LLC Operating Agreement.

3 Fund

Fund the investment capital and administrative fee.

4  Prepare

The I-526E application is prepared with an experienced immigration attorney.  Green Card Fund has a network of proven professionals.

5  File

The I-526E application is filed with the USCIS to establish eligibility to immigrate. 

6 Interview

Interview with the U.S. Consulate to receive a conditional green card. Green Card Fund to provide consular interview packet to help prepare.*

7  Enter

You can now enter the U.S. after receiving approval from U.S. Consulate.

8 Prove

Green Card Fund will provide documentation to prove sustained investment and job creation required for the form I-829 Removal of Conditions.

9  Receive

Your Permanent green card is delivered. Green Card Fund will continue to be available to support you and your family.


*If currently in the U.S. on a qualifying visa, investor may be eligible to file form I-485 instead of an interview.

1. Due Diligence:

Solid check of project fundamentals, credentials

2. Accredited Investor Quiestionnaire (AIQ):

Required to fill out prior review of project documents and 30 days before subscription signature.

3. Review Project Offering Documents:

Business Plan
Economic Study
Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)
Subscription Agreement
Escrow Instructions
Limited Partnership Agreement
Project Operating Agreement
TEA Designation

4. Sign Subscription Agreement:

Officially considers the investor to be a project participant

1. EB-5 Capital Investment:

Investment of 500,000 USD wired to specific EB-5 project escrow account.
All wires are securely confirmed by bank transfers receipts and confirmation of funds letter.

2. Project Administration Fee:

Covers Green Card Fund project offering cost.
All wires are securely confirmed by bank transfers receipts and confirmation of funds letter.

3. Fund Wiring:

Wiring instructions will be provided by Green card Fund.
Instructions are mandatory to proof path of funds towards immigration authorities.

1. Prepare application (I-526)

The immigrant petition by alien entrepreneur (i-526) is the official application document submitted to the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
The I-526 will be prepared by an immigration attorney chosen by the investor.
Financial and personal documentation of the investor will be completed by the project documents provided by Green Card Fund.

2. Green Card Fund Legal Review

Unique to the industry Green Card Fund provides a complimentary legal review of all I-526 documentation before filing.
An important step to guarantee a flawless approval procedure and 100% approval rate of Green Card Fund investors (by 6/2015)

3. I-526 Submission

Submitting the I-526 documentation to USCIS kicks off the official timeline of the immigration process

1. I-526 Approval

Prior to the approval the authorities may send a request of evidence form (I-797a) with additional questions about the application. The questions can be related to personal documents, source of fund or the project itself.
This indicates progress in the approval process. A professional and appropriate response will improve lead times.
Accepting response on RFE the authorities use to approve the application (I-797)

2. Consular Interview

Approving the application USCIS hands over the process to the US State Department.
Foreign applicants are obliged to do a consular interview at a US Consulate in their home country. Green Card Fund thoroughly prepares the investor for this important appointment.

3. Conditional Green Card

After a successful interview a conditional Green Card is issued.
This temporary card is valid for two years.

1. Remove conditions

This petition by entrepreneur to remove conditions (I829) will be prepared by the regional center and the immigration lawyer.
The petition will be filed 21-24 months after the conditional Green Card was granted.
With the I-829 the applicant verifies that all funds have been invested and employment requirements have been met.
Green Card Fund leads the work on providing documentation and filing and provides the immigration attorney with the filing package.

2. Permanent Green Card

When conditional status has been lifted, full resident status is granted and a permanent Green card is issued.