Guiding Immigrant Investors Through The Process Of Obtaining An EB-5 Visa
Immigrants that wish to obtain an EB-5 visa can face many roadblocks. The process of proving yourself as a qualified investor and handling the paperwork can be confusing without knowledgeable guidance. Additionally, obtaining an EB-5 visa can be competitive, with only 10,000 visas offered per year. You need trusted and experienced legal help if you wish to get an EB-5 visa.
At Lee & Peynado Immigration Law Group, our skilled lawyers assist people around the world with every aspect of the immigration process. Our attorneys will use their decades of legal experience to handle everything related to your EB-5 visa application. You can contact our Alpharetta, Georgia, office now at 404-892-8300 to schedule your free consultation with a lawyer.
Who Can Qualify For An EB-5 Visa?
To qualify for an EB-5 Visa, the applicant must:
- Invest in a new commercial enterprise: Investor immigrants must invest at least $500,000 in a new commercial enterprise in a targeted employment area (TEA) or $1 million dollars in a new business located elsewhere. Applicants may be able to invest in an existing business if their investment caused the business to reorganize, which then allowed the company to get new commercial results, or if their investment increased the net worth of the business or number of employees by 40 percent. TEA investments are generally in rural areas or areas that have a high unemployment rate.
- Meet the job creation requirements: An immigrant’s investment must create at least 10 new full-time jobs for U.S. workers. These jobs must be created within two years of the investor receiving their visa. This job creation requirement is relaxed if the visa applicant invests in a business in a regional center. Regional centers are designated public and private economic units that are involved in promoting growth. Investments in a regional center only require the applicant to show that their investment either directly or indirectly caused the creation of 10 or more full-time jobs in the region.
As you can see, the qualifications for EB-5 visa have many exceptions and potential complexities. Because of these potential exemptions, you should speak with one of our knowledgeable attorney who can guide you through the visa process and save you money.
Talk To An Attorney Now
If you are attempting to get an EB-5 Visa, you should contact our office immediately. We will work with you to prove your eligibility and advise you on potential investments. You can call our office now at 404-892-8300 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation.