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Under the EB-5 program, administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), immigrants who are willing to invest in the U.S. economy by starting a business and creating jobs for U.S. workers may be able to qualify for a green card (permanent residence).
Panteva Law Group, LLC can help you seek and obtain an EB-5 visa, navigating you through the often complex application process. We can also assist with other visas that you may need related to your investments, including bringing specialty workers through H-1B and other visas. With our help, you have a greater chance of being granted the visa you need to achieve your goals.
What Are the Requirements for EB-5 Investors?
Investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise in order to qualify for the EB-5 visa. A commercial enterprise is defined as a profit-based entity that is formed to facilitate the conduct of ongoing legal business.
This could take form as a:
- Business trust
- Sole proprietorship
- Joint venture
- Holding company
- Or other publicly or privately owned entity
In order to qualify for an EB-5 visa, you must:
- Invest the required amount of capital in a new commercial enterprise
- Invest in an enterprise that employs at least 10 U.S. full-time employees
Investors may face additional requirements and exceptions depending on whether their new enterprise is created within a regional center, outside of a regional center, or is a troubled business.
How Long Does It Take To Get an Investor Visa?
The processing time varies from case to case. Typically it can take six months or more. Delays may occur if applications are not correctly filled out, it is important to have a skilled immigration attorney from Panteva Law Group to help guide you.
To learn more about whether this option is right for you, get in touch with our experienced Chicago immigration attorney. Panteva Law Group, LLC relishes the opportunity to apply complicated business immigration law to your unique situation and work with you in the pursuit of your goals. We provide customized legal service with your needs in mind.