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IMMIGRATION LAW - USA

  • IMMIGRATION LAW - USA

    IMMIGRATION LAW - USA

    WHAT IS EB-5?

    EB-5 is a Fast, Simple, and Reliable Way to Achieve Permanent Residency in The United States

    The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program was created in 1990 to attract foreign investment to stimulate economic growth through job creation in the United States. The program allows foreign nationals to make a qualifying investment into a new or existing US commercial enterprise that creates 10 US jobs to obtain a Green Card. EB-5 Investors and their families gain permanent residency to live and work anywhere in the United States. One EB-5 investment allows the main applicant, spouse, and any unwed children under the age of 21 to all obtain Green Cards.

    Benefits of EB-5

    • Green Card for Investor, Spouse, and Children Under 21
    • Path to US Citizenship
    • Ability to Work, Travel, and Live anywhere in the United States
    • Ability to Enter and Exit the United States as a Permanent Resident
    • Ability to Start a Business in the US without Immigration Restrictions on the Enterprise
    • Children of Investors may study in US Public School System
    • No Language or Professional Experience Requirements
    • Depending on the immigrant's cointry of birth the EB-5 may be the fastest way to get a Green Card in companrison to other paths like the EB-1/2/3

     EB-5 Visa Costs and Requirements

    Green cards through investment are available to anyone who invests a minimum of $1.8 million USD in creating a new U.S business or restructuring or expanding one that already exists. The money can be obtain through any means such as gifts, inheretance, business, so long as it is lawfully obtained. The investment amount may be reduced to $900,000.00 USD if the business is located in rural area or in an urban area with an unemployment rate certified by the state government to be at least 150% of the national average.

    Admin Fees, Investment Issuer (Regional Center) $50,000 – $65,000

    Legal Fees, Immigration attorney $20,000 – $25,000

    Processing Fees, ≈ $7,000

    The investment is required to be an “At-Risk” Investment in a US commercial enterprise. There can be no guarantee on the return of investment to the investor as it would disqualify them from obtaining a permanent Green Card. This does not mean that the EB-5 investment must be unnecessarily risky. Risk can be mitigated in a multitude of ways by the deal structuring of the EB-5 Investment Offering.

    EB-5 VISA PROCESS & TIMELINE

    Stage 1: Do your Research (First 1 to 3 months)

    Stage 2: Begin your EB-5 Process (First 1 to 3 months)

    Stage 3: Wait for I-526 approval (10 months-2 years)

    Stage 4: I-526 approved, Priority date current, Apply for conditional Green Card (3-6 months outside USA, 6-14 months in USA)

    Stage 5: Start Conditional Residency (2 years)

    Stage 6: Apply for permanent residency (24-30 months)