The full list of paperwork required includes:
  • Passports: Copies of passport for each member of the family must be provided. Passports must be valid for travel to the United States and must have at least 6 months validity beyond the issuance date of the visa. Household members can include husband, wife, and all unmarried children under the age of 21.
  • Employment and Business Documents: Information regarding the EB5 applicant's education, employment history, and business experience are required, including but not limited to resumes, diplomas, and business registrations.
  • Family Certificates: Copies of birth, marriage (or divorce) certificates must be provided for all individuals applying for a green card under the application, including spouse and children under the age of 21 at the time of application. For birth certificates, one certified copy of the birth certificate for each person named in the application should be submitted. Birth records must be presented for all unmarried children under the age of 21 even if they do not wish to immigrate at the time. For marriage certificates, one certified copy of the marriage certificate or proof of termination of any previous marriage(s) must also be submitted (e.g., death certificate of spouse, final decree of divorce or annulment).
  • Police Certificates: Each visa applicant 16 years or older is required to submit a police certificate from the police of each locality of the country of the applicant's nationality or current residence or where the applicant has resided for at least 6 months since turning 16. Police certificates are also required from all other countries where the applicant has been arrested for any reason, and must be of recent date when presented. Police certificates must cover the entire period of the applicant's residence in any area.
  • Court/Prison Records: Persons who have been convicted of a crime must obtain a certified copy of each court record and of any prison record, regardless of subsequent benefit from an amnesty, pardon or other act of clemency.
  • Military Records: A certified copy of any military record should be submitted.
  • Photographs: Two color photographs with white background on glossy paper, un-retouched and un-mounted, must accompany each application. The photo must be a 3/4 frontal portrait with the right side of the face and right ear visible. The dimensions of the facial image must measure 1 inch (2.5 cm) from chin to top of hair. No head covering or dark glasses may be worn.

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