New York EB-5 Investor Visa Attorneys
Obtaining Green Cards for Entrepreneurs
The United States’ robust and multifaceted economy makes it a top choice for many investors. Many entrepreneurs from around the world seek to invest, live, and work in the United States permanently. The EB-5 immigrant investor visa confers lawful permanent residency in exchange for an investment that stands to create jobs for U.S. workers.
Our New York EB-5 investor visa lawyers at J&K Law can help you secure your green card through the EB-5 program. This will involve making a qualifying investment in a job-creating U.S. enterprise, including United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)-approved regional centers. Our team has over 20 years of combined legal experience and has a complete understanding of the program’s complexities. We can leverage our knowledge and resources to help you procure your visa as efficiently as possible.
Qualifying for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa
Entrepreneurs can procure green cards if they make a qualifying investment in a U.S. commercial enterprise. Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 of immigrant investors can also secure green cards through the EB-5 program.
Investors will be required to submit extensive financial documentation and take an active role in managing the enterprise they have invested in. To qualify for the EB-5 immigrant investor visa, you must:
- Invest at least $1.8 million ($1,800,000) in a U.S. company or invest at least $900,000 in a “targeted employment area” (TEA). A major obstacle to qualifying for the EB-5 visa is the sizable investment requirement. A minimum of $1.8 million will need to be invested in a for-profit U.S. enterprise. Alternatively, only a minimum of $900,000 must be invested in a TEA, which is a USCIS-approved rural or area with high unemployment.
- Establish that your investment is in service of a new or existing business. Your investment must be used to support a for-profit business created after November 29, 1990 or leveraged to create a new business of your own.
- Demonstrate that the investment will create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers or protect at least 10 full-time jobs in a TEA. You will need to convince USCIS that your investment must ultimately create a minimum of 10 full-time positions for United States workers. When a TEA is involved, the investment must only preserve at least 10 existing jobs.
- Show that the entirety of the investment funds is “at risk.” You need to convince USCIS that you have skin in the game by proving you stand to lose the entirety of the capital you put into a U.S. enterprise.
- Prove that your investment funds are legitimate. You will need to establish that your investment funds came from a lawful source.
- Take an active role in managing your investment. You cannot merely funnel funds into an enterprise and let someone else oversee your investment. You will be required to actively participate in leading the new or existing business you invest in.
Contact us online or call (212) 390-1024 to explore how your investment can help you secure lawful permanent residency in the United States. We offer our legal services in English, Spanish, Hindi, Cantonese, and Urdu.