EB5 Investor Visas
We work with high asset investors to obtain US permanent residency. The EB-5 visa, or investor visa, provides permanent resident status for an investor willing to make a capital investment in a new or existing firm. To qualify the investment must create or save at least ten jobs and, if the firm does business in a “targeted” employment area, the investment may be as low as $800,000. Investing in non-targeted employment areas involves a $1,000,000 investment. The EB-5 visa can eventually lead to permanent residency in the United States though an EB-5 green card.
You do not need to be a high-powered business executive or a specialist in a chosen field to obtain an EB-5 visa. It is available to everyone who has the money to invest. Many EB-5 investors create their own companies and invest in a business that they are passionate about. Once accepted, there are few restrictions on what an EB-5 green card holder can do or live within the United States.
The E-2 and E-1 visas can be similar to the EB-5 visa but with either less initial investment or with a business trade aspect instead of investment. Click here to find out more about the E-2 visa and E-1 visa.
How to Get an EB-5 Visa (Investor Visa) ?
To start the process of obtaining an EB-5 visa, contact Law Offices of Barbara AnnWilliams for a free, brief phone consultation. By preparing your biographical information, proof of the source of the investment funds and five years of personaland / or business tax returns ahead of time, you will make the most of our time.
The documentation, investment and filing to obtain an EB-5 visa usually takes about three months. Most petitions are given a response in about 15 months. When the petition has been approved, the investor can apply for adjustment of status, which may take six to ten months to be processed. Every case is different.