Preparation of the investor and his/her family members residing outside the United States for an interview at the U.S. Consulate is another important point in the process of obtaining a Green Card through the EB-5 program. After the application is approved the investor and his/her family members receive an invitation to the U.S. Consulate which was specified when submitting documents. The purpose of the interview with the investor at the consulate is an introductory conversation with the U.S. Consulate obtaining an entry visa (if the investor is not yet in the US or has no valid US visa);
Important! If the investor and his/her family are already in the United States, the status of their visa may be adjusted in the appropriate attorney's office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
As soon as the investor was interviewed at the Consulate or adjusted the status of his/her visa inside the United States, he/she becomes a holder of a conditional Green Card, which is valid for two years. Three months prior to the expiration of this period, the investor may apply for the removal of “conditional” status and obtaining a permanent Green Card.