Helping You Acquire An EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa
In the past decade, an increasing number of entrepreneurs around the world have launched successful businesses and increased their net worth. One fallout is that applications for EB-5 visas have soared more than 600 percent since 2008 and the EB-5 visa cap was reached for the first time in its history in 2014. This jump has led to more fraudulent EB-5 applications, which in turn has forced more intense scrutiny by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
If you are applying for an EB-5 green card, it is critical to enlist the services of a knowledgeable immigration attorney who can help you navigate the process and understand your options. The lawyers at C.T. Lee & Associates provide trusted legal counsel to EB-5 visa applicants throughout New York City and beyond.
Protecting Your Investment And Your Rights
Individuals seeking an EB-5 investor visa must invest $1 million in any U.S. project or $500,000 in a “targeted employment area,” which is generally a rural area or area identified as having high unemployment. In addition, an EB-5 green card holder must show that the business he or she invests in has created a minimum of 10 jobs within 2½ years. (An investor in a “troubled business” must show that the investment preserved 10 jobs.)
Our legal team works closely with EB-5 visa applicants to help them understand:
- The rights and advantages of EB-5 visas, including educational opportunities for you and your family, as well as the opportunity to obtain permanent U.S. citizenship within five years
- The requirements of an EB-5 visa, including job creation requirements
- The EB-5 application process, including all steps involved and what to expect
- EB-5 application documents, including Form I-526 to document that the investment meets all requirements and Form I-485 to become a conditional resident for two years
- EB-5 FAQs, including answers regarding finance sources, roles in the company and travel restrictions
- Regional centers and their role in the EB-5 process