EB5 Investor Visa
Let a Verified EB-5 Investor Visa Attorney at Moore Law Group Help You Secure Your EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa to the United States.
What Is The EB5 Immigrant Investor Visa?
The Investor (EB5) Visa allows qualified individuals to obtain permanent residence status on the basis they have entered into a commercial enterprise in America. To be eligible under this category, the applicant must have invested or be in the process of investing the required amount of capital into a commercial enterprise.
Each year, the USCIS make available 10,000 Immigrant Visas under this category, 3,000 of which are set aside for those who apply under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program involving an USCIS-designated Regional Center.
A Regional Center is one which:
Is an entity, organization or agency that has been approved as such by the USCIS;
Focuses on a specific geographical area within the United States; and,
Seeks to promote economic growth through increased export sales, improved regional productivity, creation of new jobs, and increased domestic capital investment.
Eligible investors include those who:
Establish a new commercial enterprise by:
Creating an original business;
Purchasing an existing business and simultaneously or subsequently restructuring or reorganizing the business such that a new commercial enterprise results; or
Expanding an existing business by 140% percent of the pre-investment number of jobs or net worth, or retaining all existing jobs in a troubled business; and
Who have invested, or are actively in the process of investing, in a new commercial enterprise:
At least $1,000,000; or
At least $500,000 where the investment is being made in a targeted employment area; and
Whose engagement in a new commercial enterprise will benefit the American economy and:
Create full-time employment for not fewer than 10 qualified individuals; or
Maintain the number of existing employees at no less than the pre-investment level for a period of at least 2 years, where the capital investment is being made in a troubled business.
A “troubled business” is a business that has been in existence for at least 2 years and that has lost 20% of its net worth over the past 12 to 24 months, and a “targeted employment area” is an area which has experienced unemployment of at least 150% of the national average rate or a rural area as designated by the Office of Management and Budget.
The applicant must be able to provide documentation which clearly demonstrates the applicant’s investment in the commercial enterprise, such as proof the investment comes from a lawful source of funds.
Once the EB5 Investor Visa is granted, the investor will be allowed to enter America as a conditional permanent resident for 2 years after which time they may apply to remove the conditional status.
The EB-5 Investor Visa Lawyer In Baltimore, MD Can Help You No Matter Where You Live
The process of obtaining an EB5 Investor Visa is quite complex and filled with potential pitfalls. Attorney Dick Moore and paralegal Rick Moore devotes many hours and dollars each year to stay on the cutting edge of immigration law, and EB-5 practice in particular. Rick participated in a three-day intensive seminar devoted exclusively to EB-5 issues and strategies presented by American Immigration Lawyers Association.
If you need assistance, the EB5 investor visa lawyer at Moore Law Group, P.A. can see you through the process. Time is usually of the essence when it comes to immigration, and our immigration lawyers are dedicated to working quickly to expedite your EB5 Visa.