The EB-5 visa filing process can be complex and time-consuming. It involves several steps, including the filing of an I-526E (regional center investment) or I-526 petition (single investor), which must include evidence of the investment, lawful source and path of funds, business plan, and job-creation projections.
After I-526E/I-526 approval, if the investor is in the U.S., they must file an I-485 to adjust their status to a permanent resident. If the investor is not in the U.S., they must file a Form DS-260 and go through consular processing.
Approval of either step leads to a two-year conditional permanent residency, which can be converted to unconditional permanent residence through the filing of an I-829 petition.