How it works

First consultation with BART

The purpose of a Regional Center is to simplify things for the investor. We explain the process, offering projects, draw up the documentation, and provide general support to our clients at all stages of the process.

Contract with BART

A contract with a Regional Centre is made for five years – the period of your investment. The agreement specifies BART’s obligations and those of the investor.

Document preparation

A BART lawyer will set out the documents that USCIS requires to accept you into the programme. These documents are necessary in order to prove that you came by your capital legally.

Drawing up and
submitting documents

Our lawyers can independently prepare and submit your documents to the immigration service.

Transferring funds
into an escrow account

In addition to handling the documents, you have to transfer your investment into a escrow account, where the money will be held until a decision is made regarding your acceptance into the program.

Approved

Your transferred funds will be officially invested in the development of your chosen project.

Declined

If USCIS rejects your application, your money will be transferred from the escrow account back into your own.

Receipt of conditional visa

The EB-5 Visa is your conditional green card. Holders of this document are entitled to live in America under the same rules as those governing ordinary citizens. The only restriction is the time period. After two years, you will need to apply for permanent residency.

Valid for
two years

Receipt of permanent visa
(green card)

After two years, BART will be on hand to help you exchange your conditional visa for a permanent one. USCIS will check the performance of your project, and you will be able to obtain permanent residency.

After
two years

Receipt of US citizenship

Once in possession of a green card, you already benefit from the same rights as American citizens. However, five years after signing your contract, you will have the option of applying to USCIS for full US citizenship.

After
five years

Return on investment

BART solicits investments for its own projects and can therefore guarantee that the transactions are legal, that they are successfully completed, and that you will receive a return on your investment. However, when reviewing your application for citizenship, USCIS likes to see that your investment involved a certain degree of risk. This is why we do not mention a guaranteed return on investment when we sign the initial contract. A clause of this nature could prevent you from gaining citizenship later on.

Possible