Understanding the Fees Associated with an EB-5 Investor Visa

Now that you are ready to file your EB-5 visa application, you may be wondering just how many fees you will have to pay before your application may be considered. Unfortunately, there is no straight answer to this question; depending on your circumstances, you may only have one or two fee obligations, while each family member added to your application may incur additional fees.

In general, applicants will be charged fees for the following services:

  • Filing of Form I-526. The USCIS will charge you a filing fee when you submit your Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur.
  • NVC Processing fees. If your immigrant visa application requires you to be interviewed abroad, you will be required to complete Form DS-260 and pay the relevant immigrant visa fee for each intending immigrant, regardless of their ages.
  • Medical examination fee. While there is no official fee for a medical examination, you must pay for an examination by a medical officer. If you require vaccinations, they will have an additional cost.

Fees are typically paid to the National Visa Center or USCIS and are not refundable. Some immigrants may request to have certain fees waived on the basis of recent financial hardship; however, these requests must be investigated by USCIS to see if the applicant qualifies for a waiver. Waivers are not avaialble to EB-5 investors. 

At Jatoi & de Kirby, A.P.C., our immigration attorneys can tell you exactly which fees you will have to pay. Contact us for more information or click the link on this page to get your FREE copy of our guide, Investor's Path to a Green Card: How Investing in America Can Put You and Your Family on the Path to Greater Wealth and U.S. Permanent Residency.

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