The EB-5 Investor Visa is very important for both immigrants and the U.S. economy. The program requires a minimum investment of $500,000 (or more depending on your circumstances) and the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs in return to a green card for the investor and their family. According to media sources, the program has led to an estimated $9 billion into the U.S. stream of commerce and 57,000 jobs.
Recently, reports indicated that one famous immigrant family is now using the EB-5 program to help grow a new business and to allow investors to come to the U.S. The von Trapp family is best known from the film and musical “The Sound of Music.” You may not realize that they were an actual family who left Nazi-occupied Austria and immigrated to the United States in 1938. They landed in Vermont and started the Trapp Family Lodge. Recently, the youngest son, Johannes von Trapp, launched a new line of beer, though needed funds to keep up with the demand for the Trapp Lager. Von Trapp turned to the EB-5 program and was able to secure “millions” of dollars from investors from China. The large majority of EB-5 investors come from China.
Now, not only is von Trapp constructing a large brewery that will employ numerous people to both build and run the brewery, but the qualifying E-5 investors will have a chance to obtain green cards for themselves and their families and to be on the path to U.S. citizenship if they so choose. The brewery and business for Trapp Lager is only one of many examples of how the EB-5 program can promote economic growth as well as help contributing investors move to the United States.
Whether you are an investor seeking an EB-5 visa or you are a business seeking investments from the EB-5 program, it is important to discuss your options with an experienced attorney. An immigration lawyer who has extensive knowledge of the EB-5 program can help you maximize the benefits of the program so that you can achieve your goals. Choosing the right business in which to invest is also an important consideration when determining whether EB-5 is the right type of visa for you.
Consult With An Experienced Florida Immigration Attorney Today
The EB-5 Investor Visa program can be extremely beneficial for both investors looking to come to the United States and for business ventures and workers already in the U.S. However, obtaining an EB-5 visa for you and your family can be a complex process. You always want to ensure that you meet every requirement set out by the USCIS to avoid any unnecessary complications regarding your ability to obtain your green cards, so it is critical to have the help of an experienced immigration lawyer. At the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A. in Florida, we help individuals and families with visas and a wide variety of other immigration matters. If you would like more information, please call today at (954) 399-7778.