The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the full text of its proposed regulations governing the US EB 5 Investment Green Card program (also known as the “employment-based fifth preference” or “ immigrant investor visa” program) on January 11, 2017. These proposed amendments to the EB-5 program purport to bring the program in line with statutory changes and existing policies as well as reform aspects that have been in need of revision.
If you are interested in filing for residence but do not have an employer to petition for you, one possible alternative is filing a self-petition based on your work experience and achievements. Generally, there are two ways to self-petition for residence:
- The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability Petition
- The EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Petition
“I didn't flee a dictator or swim an ocean to be an American like some do. I just thought long and hard about it.”
― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Researching How to become a U.S. citizen? If you already have a Green Card and feel like you’re ready to take the next step in your immigration process, read this before you take action.