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VISA INFORMATION

DS-260 Application

UPDATED on February 6, 2020

DS-260 application summary

  • Grants an immigrant visa to allow an investor and their dependents to commence conditional permanent residency upon entry to the United States
  • Filed by EB-5 applicants at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad
  • Can be filed by immigration attorney
  • Requires interview at U.S. consulate or embassy
  • Link to a sample form on the U.S. Department of State website

What is the DS-260 application?

EB-5 visa applicants who are not already in the United States upon approval of their I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, or upon notification that a visa is available based on their I-526 Petition approval, will have to file the online DS-260 application to obtain conditional permanent residency status during the third step of the EB-5 visa process. If you are an EB-5 investor that is already in the United States, see our page on Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence.

The DS-260 is filed by EB-5 investors processing at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad. The conditional permanent residency status that is given to EB-5 investors after their DS-260 is approved enables them and their dependents to move to the United States. An EB-5 immigration attorney can help file your DS-260 application.

Visa applicants provide biographical information on the DS-260 application. Applicants must also provide a list of all previous residences, job history from the past 10 years, and military service information.

The applicant may be required to bring documentation, such as marriage certificates, long form birth certificates and passports to their DS-260 interview. Separate DS-260 applications must be filed for each family member who will accompany the EB-5 investor to the United States to become permanent residents.

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