Applying for an EB-5 Visa in the U.S.
What is an EB5 Visa?
This visa is available to foreign nationals (spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old) who have made capital investments in new “commercial enterprises” or “trouble businesses” in the United States. A commercial enterprise is any and all for-profit activities formed to lawfully conduct business. This ranges from holding companies to joint ventures to partnerships, and can be limited, general, public, or private. You may also invest in a troubled business, which is defined as an enterprise that has been in existence for at least two years and has reported a net loss in the last 12 or 24 months of at least 20% of net worth.
The EB-5 Visa is a potential method of obtaining a green card for those foreign nationals who have or are willing to invest in a “new commercial enterprise”. The EB-5 visa will allow you and your family (spouses and children under 21) to live in the United States.
The two ways to apply for an EB-5 Visa are:
1. Investment of $900,000 or more in either a rural area or an area of high unemployment:
- Applied through a Regional Center that has United States government approval to issue EB-5 visas. Please note that the investors must make a payment of $900,000 (+$ 50,000 administrative fees) in exchange for their American residence (Green Card).
2. Direct Method:
- An investment of $1,800,000 is made into a new business that can create 10 full-time jobs for a duration of at least 24 months.
To start the application process, you must file Form I-526. Call us today to let our immigration experts in Miami ensure the best possible outcome!
EB-5 Visa Case Studies
Jenry was in the US under student status with his family and wanted to apply for the EB5 visa.
Loigica filed for Immigration Petition by Alien Investor and it was approved.
Jenry and his family, obtained their permanent residence adjusting their immigration status.
Maria, a successful businesswoman in her home country, wanted to obtain residency through an EB5 project.
Loigica filed for Immigration Petition by Alien Investor and it was approved in 6 months.
Maria is a happy client and is already starting her new life in the United States with her family.
Domingo wanted to invest in an EB5 project, using his life savings and thus establish his residence in the United States, together with his beautiful family.
Loigica filed for Immigration Petition by Alien Investor and it was approved in 5 months.
Domingo is already packing his bags to enjoy his retirement living in the United States.