U.S. Virgin Islands EB5 Investor Visa (Regional Center)

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Under this program, entrepreneurs (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for a green card (permanent residence) if they make $500,000 in a commercial enterprise in the United States Virgin Islands; and and plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. Virgin Island workers within the TEA (Targeted Employment Area)

Application Process

1. Gather the necessary documents and transfer the investment into escrow. Submit application Form I-526

2. Following approval of the Form I-526 petition, either:

  • File Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, with USCIS to adjust status to a conditional permanent resident within the United States Virgin Islands, or;
  • file DS-260, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, with the U.S. Department of State to obtain an EB-5 visa abroad to seek admission to the United States Virgin Islands.

4. Upon approval of the petition, complete medical examination and interview

5. The EB5 Investor visa (Regional Center) is issued

NOTE: Upon the approval of a Form I-485 application or upon admission into the United States Virgin Islands with an EB-5 immigrant visa, the EB-5 investor (Regional Center) and derivative family members will be granted conditional permanent residence for a 2-year period.


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DURATION

24 month(s)

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CITIZENSHIP

60 Month(s)

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FEES

4525 USD approx.

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Medium

Eligibility Requirements for the U.S. Virgin Islands EB5 Investor Visa (Regional Center)

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should have a valid passport
  • All EB-5 investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise.
  • One must have a business plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers in TEA (Targeted Employment Area), jobs can be direct or induced. TEA contains either a rural area or a location that has high unemployment
  • Applicant should provide medical and good character certificate with police report

Document Requirements for the U.S. Virgin Islands EB5 Investor Visa (Regional Center)

7 Document Required

  • A current passport or other valid travel identification
  • A police report with good character certificate and medical report
  • Evidence that you have invested or are actively in the process of investing in a “for profit” new commercial enterprise, within the TEA (Targeted Employment Area)
  • Evidence that you are or will be engaged in the management of the new commercial enterprise
  • Evidence that you have invested or are actively in the process of investing $500,000 and it has been acquired through lawful means
  • Evidence that the new commercial enterprise will create at least 10 full-time positions for qualifying employees in the TEA (Targeted Employment Area). If the requisite employees have not already been hired, you will need to submit a comprehensive business plan showing that.
  • Evidence that the number of existing employees is being or will be maintained at no less than the pre-investment level for a period of at least 2 years. Submit photocopies of tax records

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