Created on Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated on Monday, February 26, 2018
by Land Century
Now the trend to invest in other countries has grown tremendously, and the rules and regulations have grown too. There are approximately ten states that dont permit foreign ownership of land, but that leaves about 40 that not only allow it, but encourage it. There are many that get a knot in the pit of their stomach when American land is sold to other countries. There are also those who believe these investments will save our economy.
Creating jobs is the best method for buying land in the United States. Along with a windfall in capital gains, you can essentially purchase your citizenship. You have to invest in a company that guarantees ten full-time jobs for United States workers and then you can bring your wife and children and all apply for a green card. You must invest $1,000,000, or at least $500,000 in an area with low employment.
The Eligibility Requirements
- - Form I-526 (93 KB PDF)
- - Instructions for Form I-526 (56 KB PDF)
- - Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance(240 KB PDF)
Where to File
- USCIS P.O. Box 660168 Dallas, TX 75266 For the US Post Office
- USCIS Attn: I-526 2501 S. State Highway 121 Business Suite 400 Lewisville, TX 75067 For Courier services
The filing fee is $1500.00, and the forms vary depending on why you are filing and where you file. Do not ever pay for a USCIS form, they are free at uscis.gov/forms. You must use the most current forms, fill them out completely and send them in with all required documents to the Lockbox. They will notify you by email of acceptance or rejection along with a Form, I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt notice indicating they are processing your application.
The date of birth seems to be a point of confusion for people from other countries, and this information must be exact. The United States usually put the month of birth, the day and then the year, while many countries do it in a different order.
There are always roadblocks with government processes. We go out of our way to reduce the level of frustration and assist with smooth transitions. The following material may help you in the event your first application is rejected. Do not give up, it happens.
The fee may be too costly for many people but it can be waived, you simply have to request a form. It should not take more than 30 days to have a decision. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the lockbox except for withdrawals. We will gladly help you with any transaction or provide a contact when available. The email: LockboxSupport@uscis.dhs.gov can address nearly all you concerns.
Now all you have left to do is decide which land is the best investment for you. There are large plots of land available where foreign investors are welcomed, and the jobs they create are appreciated.