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How can I receive retirement with an EB-5 green card?

If I get a green card through the EB-5 process, can I get retirement, or do I have to be a U.S. citizen? If I need to be a citizen, how can I do that?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can retire with your EB-5 green card. To become a citizen, you must be a green card holder for five years and meet the physical presence and continuous residence requirement. You must pass the citizenship exam in order to obtain citizenship.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    In order to become a U.S. citizen, you must meet the physical presence and continuous residence requirements, you must show you are person of good moral character, you are attached to the principles of the U.S. Constitution and you can pass a literacy exam and an exam about U.S. civics and history. You must have a green card for five years before you qualify and you must meet all of these requirements.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You certainly can retire after you receive a green card, but you will not receive retirement benefits because you have not worked in U.S.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    You absolutely can retire with an EB-5 based Green Card.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you are asking whether you can get retirement benefits after becoming a permanent resident through EB-5 Immigrant Investor category, the answer is yes. You can apply to be a naturalized citizen after 4 years and 9 months of being granted permanent residence (provided of course that you successfully remove the conditions of permanent residence after the 2 year mark). Hope this helps.

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