Houston EB-5 Investor Visa Attorneys
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Are you interested in obtaining a green card by investing in a U.S. enterprise? Our business immigration attorneys at Davis & Associates can walk you through every aspect of the EB-5 investor visa process. We can help you understand the filing requirements and ensure that your EB-5 application is completed and submitted correctly.
EB-5 Investor Visa Requirements
One of the ways that an investor can qualify for a U.S. immigration visa is through the EB-5 investor visa. The process involves a high-net-worth individual investing in a new commercial enterprise.
A commercial enterprise involves any for-profit activity formed to conduct an ongoing lawful business.
A commercial enterprise can be a:
- Sole proprietorship
- Joint venture
- Holding company
- Business trust
Generally, the minimum investment required is $1 million. This minimum requirement is reduced to $500,000 for businesses in rural areas or areas that have an unemployment rate of at least 150% of the national average. Once the business is established, the investor is also required to create and maintain at least 10 full-time positions for qualified employees. To be considered full-time, the position must be at least 35 hours a week. Qualified employees include U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.
A qualified employee may also be any other immigrant who is authorized to work in the U.S., including but not limited to:
- A refugee
- An asylee
- A temporary resident
- A conditional resident
- An individual residing in the U.S. under suspension of deportation
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Regardless of what type of commercial enterprise you are looking to invest in, you should consult with our Houston EB-5 investor visa attorneys before filing your application. We are eager to assist you.