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The EB-5 Visa Program Helps Nigerian Families Succeed in the United States


Nigeria is an economic powerhouse, laying claim to the single largest economy on the African continent. The rate of wealth creation since 2000 has been extraordinary; the last two decades have overseen a doubling of Nigeria's per capita GDP.  This growth has, of course, allowed an increasing number of Nigerian families to live comfortable, prosperous lives. And it has sparked a desire among more parents to give their children the very best education the world has to offer, along with access to international job markets.

Happily, through this EB-5 Investment Immigrant Visa Program, this is indeed possible. Please click here to visit the video page for more details on EB-5.

Finding Your Opportunity

I personally believe that the United States offers some of the best opportunities in the world for both education and employment. While immigration can be a challenge in any country, by investing either directly in qualified American businesses or through qualified Regional Centers, the EB-5 Investment Immigrant Program can provide a clear path to enjoying all of the benefits of holding a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). Some of those benefits include:

  • Unrestricted access to all levels of education, even medical schools
  • Unlimited employment opportunities after graduation, including starting a business
  • A route to full citizenship
  • Certain family members may also qualify for a Green Card

Is EB-5 The Right Choice for You?

If you would like to obtain a Green Card for your child, yourself, or your entire family, the EB-5 Investment Immigration Program may be the program you are looking for. You can learn more in two ways: by downloading and reading our free book, Complete Guide to the EB-5 Green Card, and by contacting Vaughan de Kirby via the contact form to discuss your immigration needs.


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Is EB-5 right for me?

Start Where do I turn?

If a United States Green Card is your goal for yourself and your family, you probably have many questions.

The following slides will help explain the steps and requirements Involved in the EB-5 investment immigration process.

Step 1 Learn about EB-5 and make a decision to hire an Investment Immigration Attorney

Free Consultation either in person or by phone with our attorney to discuss your immigration goals.

To prepare for this consultation with our attorney, be ready to explain the ideal immigration result for you and your family. This will help our attorney determine if EB-5 would be your best choice.

If EB-5 is the right choice for you and your family, retain Jatoi & de Kirby, A.P.C. and begin working with our expert team to identify the documentation needed to complete your EB-5 application.

Step 2 Make your selection of the Regional Center for your investment

This is an important decision as it impacts both your investment and your family’s immigration success. Because this decision is so important, you will want to have a professional perform a due diligence evaluation of any potential investment. Our attorney has had extensive experience in this area and can discuss the alternative due diligence options:

Use a due diligence company:
There are several companies offering different levels of due diligence.
Use an Investment Advisor:
There are Investment Advisors that do offer some level of due diligence on project selection.
Use a Registered Broker Dealer and Member of FINRA:
Your Broker Dealer can provide you with several alternative investments that you can consider for your EB-5 investment.
Step 3 Make your investment and file your I-526 application

You will have worked closely with our attorney and his team to compile all the necessary documentation to support your EB-5 application.

This will include all the required documentation to show the lawful source of your investment funds, as well as all the supporting documentation from the USCIS-approved Regional Center you selected for your qualifying investment.
You will have wired to the Regional Center your investment funds, as well as the Regional Center administration fee.
With the investment in place, your expertly completed EB-5 (I-526) application, along with all supporting documentation, will be filed with the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS).
Step 4 My EB-5 application is approved by USCIS

If you are currently living in the United States, our attorney will file I-485 application to register you as a Permanent Resident. If you file your I-485 in the United States, you will generally receive your Permanent Resident Green Card in the mail. However, it is possible that you may be required to visit your local USCIS office for an interview.

If you are located in your home country, our attorney will file a DS-260 application for an Immigrant Visa. You will then have an interview with a Consular Officer and be granted an Immigrant Visa. Your Immigrant Visa will be valid for six months. When you arrive in the United States, you will begin your your status as a Permanent Resident Green Card Holder.

Wherever you are located, you will then receive what is termed a "Conditional Green Card".

Step 5 Remove conditions and receive a Permanent Green Card

After you have held your Green Card for 21 months, our attorney and his team will begin the I-829 process to remove the conditions on your Green Card.

To remove the conditions, you must show that your funds have remained invested and that the investment has created the requisite ten jobs.

A successful I-829 application gives you what is called a Permanent Green Card, which can be freely renewed every 10 years.

Step 6 Become a Naturalized United States Citizen

If your immigration goal is to become a United States Citizen, after 5 years as a Green Card holder you will qualify to file a Naturalization application.

The time is calculated from when you first received your Green Card, including the period when you held your Conditional Green Card.

United States Citizenship may not be your goal, and there is no requirement that you apply for naturalization. You can hold your Green Card indefinitely, requiring only that you renew it every ten years.

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