EB-5 Attorney in Dallas
Guiding People Through the Application Process Nationwide
The EB-5 visa program was designed specifically to promote the immigration of entrepreneurs who can help to grow the U.S. economy through the creation or preservation of businesses and jobs. Through this program, a foreign investor is able to sponsor themselves as well as direct family members for residency within the United States.
At Akula & Associates, P.C., our team of Dallas immigration lawyers has years of experience navigating eligibility requirements and know how to help investors stay compliant with immigration laws and regulations.
Do you need help with the application process? Contact a Dallas EB-5 lawyer online or call (844) 299-5003 for a consultation. Our services are available in English, Spanish, and other languages!
How to Meet EB-5 Investor Visa Requirements
To qualify for an EB-5 visa, an investor must meet the following requirements:
- Invest in a new or existing U.S. business that was created after November 29, 1990
- Employ a minimum of 10 full-time U.S. workers
- Meet the minimum required investment for the selected geographic area
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How Do I Apply for EB 5 Visa?
To begin the EB-5 visa process, investors will file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and provide evidence documenting their ability to fulfill the established requirements. The immigration attorneys at our firm can help you at every step of this process to ensure that all correct documents are submitted and each deadline is met.
Investors who qualify for immigration to the United States under the EB-5 program will receive an initial status of conditional permanent resident for a period of two years. After this time, individuals who are able to submit evidence showing that all program conditions have been met will receive permanent residence status. Your spouse and unmarried children (under the age of 21) will also be eligible for permanent residency.
Requirements for Capital Investment
The minimum capital investment required to qualify for an EB-5 visa is dependent on the geographical location of the new or existing business. Investment capital can be an asset owned by the entrepreneur and contributed to the project such as physical currency, equipment, or inventory. Generally, an investment of at least $1,000,000 is required to qualify, however, locations designated as targeted employment areas have a minimum investment of $500,000.
Target employment areas can include:
- Regions that are experiencing high level of unemployment, typically at least 105% of the national average
- Rural areas outside of major metropolitan cities which have a population of at least 20,000
How Long Does the EB-5 Process Take?
To apply for an EB-5 visa, you must complete and file the I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor. The processing time for this varies because each case is unique -- some are able to get it completed in a few weeks, while others take several months. On average, it takes 30 - 50 months to complete the EB-5 process.
Comprehensive Investor Immigration Services
If you are considering applying for permanent residency in the United States through the EB-5 program, do not hesitate to contact Akula & Associates, P.C. Our Dallas immigration lawyers have more than 20 years of experience in immigration law and have helped numerous clients enter the United States. Our Dallas immigration firm can provide guidance for investors to ensure legal compliance no matter how complex your situation.
Contact our offices for more information on obtaining an EB-5 visa.