Investment Based (EB-5) Immigration
Immigrant Investor Visas in Los Angeles
Of the approximately 140,000 employment based immigration visas that the United States government makes available every year to people across the globe, 7.1 percent are set aside for individuals who hope to obtain entry through the fifth category of employment visas. This category is reserved for investors, and fewer than 10,000 such visas are allocated to meet the worldwide demand. While this relatively small quota may seem at first to place an enormous restriction on investment-based immigration, the situation takes on a different complexion when one considers how strict the requirements are to be eligible for the EB-5 visa.
If you are hoping to immigrate to the U.S. with this type of visa, you will have to be able to demonstrate that you are planning to make a substantial investment in the local economy. Generally, this means that you must be bringing at least $1 million of your own money-not borrowed capital-or half that amount if you are headed to rural area or region where unemployment rates are high. In addition, you must be able to show to the immigration authorities that your investment will create at least 10 full-time jobs for local workers within a period of 2 years, with the provision that these jobs are not to be filled by your own family members.
How a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney Can Help
The above criteria are only the basic requirements for an EB-5 visa; you can learn more about the qualifications when you meet with a Los Angeles immigration attorney from the Law Offices of David M. Haghighi, APC. Your lawyer can assist you with every aspect of the application process, including gathering the necessary documentation for your Form I-526 petition, preparing you for your interview, and resolving any complications that might arise along the way, such as if you are initially deemed inadmissible. They understand how much is at stake in your pursuit of the American dream, and are willing to fight to help you overcome any barriers that stand between you and success in your case.