The EB-5 Visa program allows entrepreneurs to apply for permanent residency (a green card) in the United States if they make a sufficient investment in a commercial enterprise within the country that results in job creation or preservation. The investment amount needs to be either $500,000.00 or $1,000,000.00, depending on the location and the project.
While the application requirements for an EB-5 visa may initially seem fairly simple, in practice, the process of obtaining a green card through the program is very complicated and difficult for people to navigate without a high level of experience in U.S. Immigration laws. Fortunately, there are many ways that a lawyer can help, some of which are discussed in the material found below.
An Attorney Can Help Determine Which EB-5 Program Is Right For You
The EB-5 program actually provides investors with multiple avenues for obtaining permanent residency through investment. For example, if an investor wants to invest in an enterprise that has been approved by the Federal government, is located in a rural area, or an area that has been targeted as needing employment growth, it may be possible to obtain an EB-5 visa with an investment of $500,000.00 For other types of investment, the minimum investment amount is $1,000,000. By discussing your options with an attorney, you can determine which of these options makes the most sense in your case.
An Attorney Can Help Overcome Issues Regarding Inadmissibility
In some cases, a person who otherwise qualifies for the EB-5 program is inadmissible due to a prior criminal record. In these cases, an experienced lawyer can often obtain a waiver of inadmissibility on your behalf, which functions to allow otherwise inadmissible individuals into the United States.
An Attorney Will Help You Submit The Required Documentation
Successfully applying for an EB-5 Visa generally requires the preparation and submission of a significant amount of paperwork. In many cases, this can be extremely time-consuming and difficult, particularly for non-native speakers who do not have familiarity with American legal terminology. Fortunately, an attorney can help prepare and submit the required documentation in order to ensure that your EB-5 application is complete and accurate.
Contact A Florida Immigration Attorney Today To Discuss Your Visa Options
If you are considering trying to obtain an immigrant visa, it is a good idea to talk to an experienced attorney regarding your situation. In many cases, the advice and assistance of an attorney can make the process of getting a visa go much more smoothly than it would if an applicant handled the process by him or herself. To schedule a consultation with Hollywood immigration attorney Alex T. Barak, call our office today at (954) 399-7778.