Dallas EB-5 Investor Visa Attorneys
Seek Guidance from Our Business Immigration Lawyers
At Davis & Associates, our attorneys assist with petitions for employer-sponsored immigration and investor visas. The EB-5 employment creation visa is one such visa that our attorneys frequently handle. We can walk you through every aspect of the EB-5 investor visa process, including understanding the requirements and filing an application.
What Is an EB-5 Employment Creation Visa?
One of the ways a business immigration investor can qualify for immigration to the United States is getting a green card through investment, or the EB-5 employment creation visa. Individuals with a high net worth can qualify to immigrate to the United States permanently by making an investment in a job-creating commercial enterprise.
Get a Green Card through Investment Immigration
For many people, the easiest way to get a U.S. immigration visa or green card is through business immigration or investment in a new commercial enterprise.
Some kinds of investment that qualify an individual for the EB-5 visa program include:
- New commercial enterprise investment of $1 million that creates 10 new full-time jobs
- Expanded investment in a commercial enterprise
- Rural or targeted employment area commercial investment of $500,000
A commercial enterprise is defined as any for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Sole proprietorship
- Holding company
- Joint venture
- Business trust or other entity, which may be publicly or privately owned
Once established, the new business must create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying United States workers within two years of the immigrant investor’s admission to the United States as a Conditional Permanent Resident.
Exceptions to the $1 Million Investment Requirement
There are some exceptions to the $1 million commercial enterprise investment. One of these is a lesser commercial investment of $500,000 in a rural area with less than 20,000 in population or in an area that qualifies as a targeted employment area — one that has an unemployment rate of 150% the national average.
Finally, an individual applying for an EB-5 investor visa can invest in a U.S. government-designated regional center. Regional center investments allow for the consideration of economic impact on the local economy in the form of indirect employment. Reasonable economic methodologies can be used to establish sufficient indirect employment to meet the employment creation requirement.
Call Davis & Associates Today
It is important that you consult with a Dallas EB-5 attorney who is experienced in U.S. business immigration law before filing petition or application with the government. Davis & Associates has experience in helping clients successfully navigate the EB-5 visa process.
Learn how we can help you by calling (214) 999-1942 today.