Understanding the Fees Associated with a California 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.
  • Processing fees. If your immigrant visa application includes Form DS-230 or DS-260, you must pay an additional 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 at the U.S. embassy or consulate where you have your visa interview, 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 waiver.

At Jatoi & de Kirby, APC, our San Francisco EB-5 immigration attorneys can tell you exactly which fees you will have to pay, getting your application approved as quickly as possible. Call us today at (415) 221-2345 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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