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Daum Immigration Corporation

United States of America

Investment Immigration

The U.S. immigration visa category called “EB-5” is available for those who invest a large sum of money to the U.S. To be eligible for this category, the applicant must invest $1 million in a new U.S. commercial enterprise that employs at least 10 full-time U.S. workers. A lesser investment of
$500,000 may qualify the investor if the investment is in one of the targeted employment areas. These include rural areas with a population of
less than 20,000 or locations that have experienced an unemployment rate of 150 percent of the national average.

The U.S. Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign
investors. To be eligible for this program, the EB-5 investor must meet two requirements:

▪ Invest US$1,800,000 to commercial enterprises (called as “direct investment”) or US$900,000 in a targeted employment area
(high unemployment or rural area) (called as “indirect investment”).

▪ Create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
In return, the investor and his/her accompanying family members will be granted a “conditional” U.S. permanent residence with 2 years validity. The “condition” can be removed, which means the investor becomes an “unconditional” permanent resident in the U.S. by applying for a removal of the condition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) within the 90-day period immediately before the 2nd anniversary of the EB-5 investor’s admission to the U.S. as a conditional permanent resident.

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    CMB Infrastructure Investment Group 60, L.P

  • HARWOOD Nº 10
    CMB Infrastructure Investment Group 49, L.P

  • 331N
    EBS Capital - Jobs Fund 21, L.P

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    Care Facility
    - Global Premier America




  • The following table describes the process of obtaining U.S. permanent residence under an EB-5 program:

    Processing Department

    Details

    USCIS

    Select a suitable business project

    Invest US$500,000(indirect investment) in the project after confirming the source of fund

    File an I-526 petition (immigrant petition) to USCIS

    Receive an approval of the I-526 petition

    USCIS transfers the investor’s information to National Visa Center for an immigrant visa process

    National Visa Center

    Pay the immigrant visa fee to National Visa Center

    Fill out and submit the DS-260 Form (Immigrant Visa Application)

    National Visa Center transfers the investor’s information to Consular Office for immigrant visa issuance

    Consular Office

    Receive an interview appointment letter

    Undergo a medical examination

    Obtain the immigrant visa after a visa interview with the U.S. Consulate

    USCIS

    Enter the U.S. with the immigrant visa

    Obtain a conditional permanent residence

    2 years after obtaining the conditional permanent residence, file an I-829 application (Removal of the Condition)

    Inquiry Regarding U.S. Visas:

    1. Which visa are you trying to apply for?

    2. What is your nationality?

    3. Have you ever had your U.S. visa application denied at a U.S. Consulate?

    4. If you have, which visa did you get denied?

    5. Do you have any criminal record?

    6. Have you ever violated any U.S. immigration law before?

    Inquiry Regarding U.S. Permanent Residence:

    1. Do you have any employer or relative in the U.S. who is able to sponsor your U.S. permanent residence?

    2. What is your nationality?

    3. Which academic degrees do you have?

    4. Do you have any patents?

    5. Have you ever been on TV or in newspapers?

    6. Have you ever written and published any books or research papers?

    7. If you have, do you know how many times your books and research papers have been cited in other people's publications?

    8. Do you have any criminal record?

    9. Have you ever violated any U.S. immigration law before?