When the EB-5 participant gets and approval on their I-526 petition, the investor and family members 21 years or older can apply for a conditional lawful permanent resident status, CLPR. Investors do not always receive their CLPR admission when their I-526 petition is approved. The I-526 permit approval merely deems the investor an alien entrepreneur so they can then apply for the EB-5 program.
The admission application is a process that happens after the I-526 petition approval and carries typical and well-known issues found by aliens who are seeking to move to the United States permanently. Foreign investors can apply for permanent residency via consular processing or adjustment of status.