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If you wish to obtain a green card for U.S. immigration and you’ve invested in a business in the U.S., you could be eligible to apply for investment-based immigration. Obtaining a green card through investment in the United States can be complicated. You can consult an immigration lawyer to ensure that you meet all of the requirements and that you’ve prepared your application correctly.

InvestorsVerifying Your Eligibility

Your immigration lawyer may advise you to apply for a green card through investment if you have invested one million dollars in a U.S.-based business. If you invest in a targeted employment area, the minimum investment amount is $500,000. Additionally, you must either create or preserve a minimum of 10 permanent full-time jobs for U.S. workers. Other eligibility criteria include being admissible to the U.S. and having an approved Form I-526. If an investment immigration visa is not immediately available, you will have to wait until one does become available.

Filling Out Form I-526

When filling out any forms for U.S. immigration, it’s important to type in the information or print legibly in black ink. You must answer all of the questions accurately. If a particular question does not apply to you, leave the answer space blank. The same applies when the answer to a question is “none.” You can expect to answer questions regarding the nature of your investment, the type of enterprise, the sources of your funds, and your personal information such as your date of birth.

Attaching the Necessary Documentation

For your green card application to be approved, you must attach all requested evidence to the document. Your immigration lawyer can help you ensure that your application package is complete. For example, you must provide evidence of your business, which might include articles of incorporation, certificate of merger, or a joint venture agreement. You’ll also be asked to provide proof that your capital was obtained legally, that your business will create the necessary number of jobs, and that you will be directly involved in the day-to-day management of the business. Remember to include a check or money order for the filing fee.