Time Line

EB-5 Entrepreneur Investor Visa Flow Chart

Month

Item

Month 0 Investor to Sign Reservation Agreement
Month 0 Wire of initial deposit of $0.00 USD to RC’s Escrow Bank Account
Month 0 Investor to Sign Fee Agreement 

v  Optional: Investor signature of fast track waiver of due diligence periods

Month 0 Signature of Subscription Agreement by Investor and Regional Center
Month 0 Receipt and Completion of Investor and Family Questionnaires
Month 0 Investor to Receive Confidential Checklist from Behar Law Group
Month 0 Investor to Complete Source of Funds and Path of Funds Charts
Month 0 Investor signs SEC documents and returns documents to Behar Law Group
Month 0 Wire of second deposit of $500,000.00 USD to RC’s Bank Escrow Account(within 30 days of initial deposit)
Month 1 Compilation of Investor Documents by Behar Law Group required for I-526 Submission
Month 1 Behar Law Group to Receive Signature of Forms by Investor
Month 1 Review and Submission of Investor I-526 Application to USCIS by Behar Law Group
Month 7 Decision from USCIS: Approval, Denial, or Request for Further Evidence (RFE) 

*add approximately one month delay for USCIS to adjudicate RFE responses

Month 7 Notification of Approval of I-526 to National Visa Center
Month 7 Apply for Consular Processing via National Visa Center or Adjustment of Status by USCIS if in the US
Month 7 Preparation for Consular Application and Interview
Month 7 Medical Exam with Consular Application and Interview
Month 11 Final Consular Interview in Home Country or Adjustment of Status by USCIS if in the US
Month 11 Remittance of Approval Envelope and Immigrant Visa in Passport
Month 11 Entry to US at any Port of Entry (within 4 months)
Month 12 Receipt of Welcome Notice by Mail
Month 13 Receipt of I-551 Green Card by Regular US Mail
Month 24 Preparation of Documentation for I-829 Petition, Lifting of Conditional Status(Separate Process)
Month 25 Filing of I-829 Lifting of Conditional Status with USCIS to demonstrate Job Creation or Job Preservation
Month 30 Decision from USCIS: Approval, Denial, or Request for Further Evidence 

*add approximately one month delay for USCIS to adjudicate RFE responses

Month 31 Receipt of Welcome Notice by Mail
Month 31 Receipt of Final Unrestricted I-551 Residency Card by Regular US Mail
Month 64 Application for US Citizenship (optional)

**All dates are estimated and are dependent on the Investor’s submission of necessary documentation for the filing of the I-526 and I-829 Petitions and on USCIS’s review of said applications.**

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