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Investment Timeline

The EB-5 Program: Investment Timeline

CARC's investors are required to follow a specific timeline and investment process to ensure their applications meet all USCIS requirements and to assure that jobs are created within USCIS guidelines:

Time Period


Initial Period

Submit Suitability Questionnaire and Non-Disclosure Agreement. Once your suitability is determined, you will have an opportunity to evaluate the investment before we provide you with the Offering Documents.

Review the Offering Documents, enter into Subscription Agreement with CARC, deposit USD $500,000 into escrow account and pay CARC's administrative fee

CARC assists Investor with information necessary for I-526 submission by Investor to USCIS

Interim Period

Upon acceptance by CARC of the Investor's Subscription Agreement, in order to assure that the connection between the investment and job creation is clear, 50% of the investment amount will be made immediately available to the project

Approximately One Year from Application

I-526 is reviewed by USCIS.


If Approved



If Denied


Remaining USD $250,000 is released from the escrow account

Investor follows pertinent USCIS guidelines and receives 2-year 'conditional green card'

USD $500,000 is returned to investor, along with administrative fee

Twenty-One Months Later

CARC assists Investor with information necessary for I-829 submission by Investor to USCIS

Approximately Eight Months Later

If Approved

If Denied

Investor receives  Unconditional Green Card

Investor can choose to file an appeal

5 Years from Receipt of Conditional Green Card

Principal investment may be returned to investor

Investor can apply for full US Citizenship

Disclaimer: The timeline above should be used for reference purposes only, and is not meant to indicate exact timing. Many portions of the application process are under USCIS control, and therefore the timing may vary on a case-by-case basis for reasons outside of CARC's control.


For more information about investing with CARC, including a full explanation of the application process and all the forms you will need to complete, please use the Contact button above.