The first requirement of any investor after they receive their visa at the United States overseas consulate office is to enter into the United States within 180 days of visa issuance from the consulate. The investor must then establish residency in the United States . Evidence of intent to reside includes opening bank accounts, obtaining a driver’s license or social security number, paying state and federal income taxes, and renting or buying a home. The United States resident may work overseas if required based upon the nature of the business or profession. However, all permanent residents must remain in the US for more than 6 months each year, or they may be deemed to have abandoned their permanent residence status.
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- What is an EB-5 I-526 Petition?
- If an investor has EB-5 visa and conditional green card, does he/she need to stay in the US for a minimum number of days in the first 2 years in order to gain a permanent green card? How about his/her dependents?
- How Long Should an EB-5 Investor Remain in the United States Each Year?
- What Can Disqualify an Investor from Participating in the EB-5 Program?
- Can I Use 401(k) funds for EB-5 Investment?
- USCIS requires EB-5 investments to be “At-Risk”, so how do your projects have guarantees?
- Are there any nationality restrictions for EB-5 applicants?
- Can a Loan Be Used to Supplement My EB-5 Capital Investment?
- How Long Does EB-5 Take?
- For EB-5, What is Considered a Commercial Enterprise?