The EB-5 Investor Visa grants permanent residence to individuals who invest $900,000 to $1,800,000 USD in a new U.S. commercial enterprise that creates ten or more full-time jobs for U.S. workers. In order to qualify for the EB-5 investor visa category, foreign investors must:
- Establish a new commercial enterprise
- Invest $900,000 to $1,800,000 U.S. dollars
- Lawfully obtain capital
- Create 10 full-time jobs or more for U.S. workers
- Actively manage the enterprise as the foreign investor
If you think that this could be a successful option for you and your business, the experts at Fong Ilagan are more than welcome to assist you in the process. Our EB-5 attorneys are integral to the program as we consistently work with applications, review the qualification of their projects, and we work with regional centers to ensure that requirements are satisfied and met.
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How the EB-5 Visa Program Works
Foreign investors initially receive “a conditional permanent residence.” This means that applicants must live up to their developmental projects and progress. After two years, the investor must show that all requirements have been met before petitioning for full permanent residence. Commercial enterprises must have been established on or after November 29, 1990, and have been expanded through the investment so that a 40% increase in the net worth of the number of employees occurs. Commercial enterprises include:
- Sole proprietorship
- Partnership (limited or general)
- Holding company
- Joint venture
For more information regarding EB-5 Visas or to schedule a consultation with an expert attorney, please contact the team at Fong Ilagan today at: 713.772.2300.
Much like other visas, an EB-5 visa provides the same green card as other qualifying processes. The investor and his or her family are allowed to live, study, work, and, retire anywhere in the United States so long as the applicant abides by the requirements of their visa. Conditional permanent residence will also be removed from the status of dependents. After five years after having first received conditional permanent residency, they can become naturalized citizens.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Our team of experienced and well-qualified immigration lawyers is reputable for having helped many forging nationals enter the United States by guiding them throughout their journey in applying for the EB-5 visa and attaining permanent residency in the United States. Our legal services are encompassed around not only helping you apply but also to guide you through each and every step after submitting your application. We can also help you in regards to your needs when you do reach the U.S., travel permission, the potential for naturalization, and when sponsoring your family as well. With the brightest and most promising law firm in Houston, we can help you reach permanent residency via an EB-5 visa in no time.
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The EB-5 visa is one of the fastest methods to gain permanent residency in the United States for both the investor and for his or her dependents. You can also find further helpful information about forthcoming DHS Rule Changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program in one of our latest news articles. If you are in need of further legal advice or assistance, you can call Fong Ilagan or contact us online to learn more about how our EB-5 Investment Visa lawyers can help you.
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