EB-5 Visa Services

What is the EB-5 Visa?

The EB-5 Visa, also known as the Immigrant Investor Program, provides a pathway to U.S. residency for foreign investors who invest in an America business that creates at least 10 permanent jobs. This program is designed to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment.

Benefits of the EB-5 Visa

The EB-5 Visa offers several benefits, the most prominent of which is permanent residency for the investor and their immediate family members. It grants permanent U.S. residency and eligibility for U.S. citizenship after 5 years. Unlike some other visa categories, EB-5 visa holders can work and live anywhere in the United States. Additionally, they have access to the U.S. education system, with potential in-state tuition benefits at public universities and colleges.

Key Requirements

You must invest a minimum of $1.05 million in a new commercial enterprise (NCE). If the NCE is in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), which is a rural area or an area with high unemployment, the minimum investment amount is reduced to $800,000. The investment must generate at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. citizens or green card holders within two years of the investment. Additionally, your investment must be at risk for the purpose of generating a return, meaning, it cannot be a guaranteed investment.

The EB-5 Process

1. Initial Consultation:

Assessment: We begin with a thorough consultation to understand your goals, financial situation, and eligibility for the EB-5 program.

Education: We provide detailed information about the EB-5 requirements, process, and timeline.

2. Investment Selection:

Due Diligence: We help you conduct due diligence to identify suitable investment opportunities that meet the program’s requirements and align with your objectives.

Project Suggestions: For investors without a specific EB-5 project in mind, we connect them with EB-5 ready and qualified projects, some of which have already received green card approvals and are generating returns on investments.

3. Preparation and Filing of the I-526 or I-526E Petition:

Document Preparation: Our team assists in gathering and preparing the necessary documentation to support your I-526/I-526E petition, including proof of lawful source of funds.

Source of Funds: We ensure comprehensive documentation of your source of funds, verifying the legality and transparency of your financial resources. This process includes collecting evidence such as bank statements, tax returns, business records, and other relevant financial documents to clearly explain the source and path of funds for your EB-5 investment.

Petition Filing: We file the I-526/I-526E petition on your behalf, demonstrating your eligibility and outlining your source of funds.

4. Consular Processing or Adjustment of Status:

Consular Processing: If you are outside the U.S., we guide you through the consular processing, including preparing for the visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate.

Adjustment of Status: If you are already in the U.S., we assist with the adjustment of status process, allowing you to transition from your current visa to a conditional green card.

5. Conditional Green Card:

Approval: Upon approval of the I-526 or I-526E petition, you and your immediate family members will receive conditional green cards, allowing you to live and work in the U.S. for two years.

Monitoring: We monitor your investment and job creation progress to ensure compliance with EB-5 requirements during the conditional period.

6. I-829 Petition:

Document Preparation: We help gather the necessary documentation to demonstrate that the required investment and job creation requirements have been met.

Petition Filing: Before expiration of the two-year conditional green card, we submit the I-829 petition to remove conditions and attain permanent residency status.

Our team of EB-5-experienced immigration attorneys have specialized expertise in the EB-5 program. From the first consultation to the final approval of your permanent green card, we offer unprecedented end-to-end support that is characterized by attention to detail and professionalism. We offer personalized advice tailored to your unique circumstances, empowering you with the knowledge to make informed investment and immigration decisions. Our track record of successful EB-5 cases underscores to our commitment to excellence and client satisfaction. We take pride in producing results that help our clients fulfill their American dream.

Participating in the EB-5 Visa Program can be life-changing, providing you and your family with the opportunity to live, work, and thrive in the United States. At Patel Law Group, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your immigration goals with confidence and peace of mind.