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EB-5 VISA
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Opportunity to get a US permanent resident card (green card)

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Benefits of an EB-5 visa

An opportunity to get a Green Card, and subsequently obtain a US citizenship

The opportunity to return the investment in 5-7 years

Reduced cost of university studies for students

The minimum time for obtaining a visa after the approval

No requirements to a level of education, work experience, age, language proficiency

The fastest way to obtain a permanent residency in the United States for you, your spouse/and unmarried children under 21

Minimum investment – $500,000

Give freedom to those you care about

EB-5 visa can also be obtained by:

  1. A spouse
  2. Unmarried children under 21

Investment options to obtain an EB-5 visa

EB-5 program offers to invest in business in USA:

  1. project in a rural region – $500,000;
  2. project in a developed region (with a low unemployment rate) – $1,000,000.

* In June 2021, the the minimum investment was reduced from $ 900,000 to $ 500,000 by a court decision. This is a unique window of opportunity.

Simple and clear process

Steps to obtain an EB-5 visa

CONTRACT SIGNING

Free preliminary background check of an applicant (1 day) and conclusion of the contract in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the copies of foreign passports for all family members that will be included in the application for an EB-5 visa.
Result of this step: background check report + signed contract.

PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTS

We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.

CASE REVIEW

As soon as the investment project and the Regional Center are chosen, an investment contract is executed and the money is transferred to the acquired company’s accounts or escrow account. After that, a petition for an EB-5 visa is submitted.
Result of this step: Approval received.

RECEIVING A VISA

Once the petition is approved, the visa documentation is submitted, and the investor is granted a conditional permanent residence (conditional green card) valid for 2 years.
Applicant’s actions: Passing a visa interview at the embassy and departure to the United States.

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    Differences between EB-5 visa and other US business visas (L-1, E-2)

    L-1 visa

    L-1 visa also involves a possibility of doing business in the United States. Under the US laws, an L-type visa is considered to be a tool for moving executive officers and managers of foreign companies to offices based in the United States. Also, an L-1 visa is issued to foreign nationals employed in the US companies abroad, to attract them to the US-based main offices. Whereas for obtaining an EB-5 visa it is not required to provide a detailed background for investor qualifications and managerial experience, a situation is different with an L-type visa. An individual petition must be supported by a number of documents. These documents shall include not only bank statements and financial documentation, but also promotional materials, job descriptions, business cards of employees, etc.

    E-2 visa

    Those who invested in the development and management of business in the United States may apply for an E-2 visa. An important condition: an investor must hold 50% of shares in the US company.

    Can L-1 and E-2 visas be a path to getting a Green Card?

    L-1 and E-2 visas are not immigration visas. In order to obtain permanent resident status in the USA, L-1 and E-2 visa holders need to switch to a different visa category – often it is an EB-5 visa.

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    EB-5 visa – benefits

    The EB-5 visa allows investors to become Green Card holders and, after 5 years, a US citizen on easier terms. The advantages of this immigration program are more than enough. The program has been changed and extended several times – check out its current terms below.

    1. No requirements for language proficiency, specialty, work experience, and education.
    2. A quick way to get permanent residence in the USA (in just 2 years).
    3. The easy route to US citizenship.
    4. For the investor and his family members, tuition fees in the US are the same as for native Americans.
    5. Access to visa-free travel to more than 180 countries.
    6. The ability to include in the immigration application all close family members (up to 10 people).

    The EB-5 investor visa is a reliable way of immigration to the USA

    The EB-5 visa is an official document issued to foreign investors who contributed to business development in the US territory.

    The EB-5 program was launched in 1990 by the US Congress in order to stimulate economic activity in the country. It was decided to allow foreign investors and their families to ‘buy’ the right to live in the United States by making a substantial contribution to the national economy. To increase the program’s popularity, in 1993 the officials launched the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program which resulted in the creation of US EB-5 Regional Centers.

    Regional Centers (RC) are private organizations authorized to receive investors’ money and manage it. As of today, there are about 300 RC in the USA, with this figure gradually growing.

    The EB-5 program advantages

    The EB-5 program has the reputation of being one of the most credible in the world. What benefits does the EB-5 investor visa provide?

    1. The right to live in the country for the whole family. The investor and all his/her family members, including the spouse and children under 21 (up to 10 relatives), can receive visas.
    2. No limitations regarding residence term. The program provides for the full freedom of movement and employment. The EB-5 visa holders can permanently live and work in the United States. The country authorities do not impose any limitations in relation to the company activities. One can run a business in any US city.
    3. The opportunity to get a green card and then US citizenship on a fast-track basis. After getting a green card, the candidate can start the countdown towards applying for citizenship. It can be done in a 5-year period.
    4. No need to manage the business on a daily basis. If the investment was made into a Regional Center project.
    5. No requirements related to English language proficiency, work experience, education, or age. Not surprisingly, the program remains highly popular among potential investors. Moreover, the EB-5 program is open to any country’s citizens.
    6. Access to the US education. Children of EB-5 visa holders can go to the best universities in the country. Tuition fees for US higher education institutions students are decreased.
    7. No need to confirm links with the country. It is not necessary for one to have relatives in the USA in order to receive a visa.
    8. The investment is returnable. The investment can be returned after the residence has been issued. However, the investor acts on his/her own responsibility, since the business environment is unpredictable and one risks losing money.

    According to Amlaw Group experts, L-1 has historically been the most popular investment visa among Russians and residents of CIS countries. Although the cost of participation in this program is much lower (starting from $150,000) than that one of EB-5 (starting from $500,000), it requires a candidate to have at least a 1-year work experience as a top manager of a foreign company and does not imply the opportunity to receive a green card in the future. The investor can get permanent resident status only if he/she gets the visa re-issued.

    The E-2 visa is issued under the condition of capital investment and business development and management in the territory of the United States. It is also not an immigration visa, just like L-1. This is why investors who want to settle in America need to opt for another type of visa. The most reliable variant for immigration is the EB-5 investor visa. But everything surely depends on the ‘right’ choice of the project for investment.

    Every year US Citizenship and Immigration Services set the limit of 10,000 visas for EB-5 investors. However, this quota has never been exhausted yet. In 2005, 332 applications were submitted under the program, 486 in 2006, and 776 the next year. The number of participants skyrocketed in 2011, the immigration services issued about 3,500 visas that year, which figure exceeded the one recorded in 2010 by 80%. Experts explain the rapid increase in demand with the introduced changes to the program: the process became more transparent and effective, there appeared more RCs across the country.

    The annual percentage of approved applications corresponds about 85-90% of the total amount.

    All indications are that the interest of foreign investors to the jurisdiction is increasing annually. In the past 5 years, the number of immigration visas issued to Russian investors has grown almost by 100%. W1 Evans experts note that in the first quarter of 2016 the number of Russia’s citizens willing to receive EB-5 visas has noticeably increased. By the end of the year, the number of submitted applications grew by more than 60%. The spike of activity is believed to be connected with the unstable political and economic situation worldwide, with the EB-5 visa providing a real safe haven in case of force-majeure circumstances in one’s homeland.

    The national composition of EB-5 investors in the USA is represented mostly by the citizens of China. Investments also come from the former Soviet countries, Vietnam, Brazil, South Korea, and Mexico.

    EB-5 Regional Centers

    A foreigner interested in participating in the visa program must choose between creating their own business and investing in one of the Regional Centers projects. In order to make the ‘right’ choice, one should understand the benefits of both options.

    Practice shows that the majority of candidates for the EB-5 visa (90%) prefer investing through Regional Centers.

    In this case, the investor does not have to follow the dynamics of the program requirements fulfillment regarding the investment capital amount and the creation of the required number of job positions. The key advantage of the RC is that not only directly created, but also indirectly created job positions are taken into consideration after investment. Indirectly created positions can appear, for example, as a result of the development of the region where the RC is located. Therefore, it becomes easier to comply with the requirements. RCs save investors a lot of headaches related to the monitoring of business that receives investment in order to check if it complies with the program requirements.

    The level of project management is set by the investor.  The EB-5 visa can be issued without the direct involvement of the candidate in the project development. The RC takes the responsibility for fulfilling the program conditions.

    Another advantage is that the investor can live in any area, regardless of where his/her capital is active. For example, one can invest in a project in California and live in Florida. Moreover, one can be employed with any other company in whatever region, without losing one’s right to reside in the USA for oneself and the family.

    Candidates interested in getting the maximum profit from their investments can choose a project to contribute in. Only those investors who meet certain requirements can get the EB-5 visa. First of all, the candidate must be ready to invest in the business, create a particular number of new job positions, carefully study the organization and make sure it is a suitable one. After all the formalities have been observed and the applications approved, the investor and his/her family receive temporary resident cards.

    Stages of getting EB-5 visa

    Applicants who want to obtain the EB-5 visa must go through the many-staged procedure. Those investors and their relatives in direct descent who will duly follow this procedure will eventually become green cardholders.

    How can one receive the EB-5 visa?

    1. Choosing a suitable business project. It can be either individual projects or Regional Centers projects. Investors living outside the US territory can seek help of accredited agents who carry out the search of suitable projects for them.
    2. Making a contribution and filing an I-526 petition. Money transfer is carried out by immigration lawyers on behalf of the EB-5 visa program participant. The petition is filed to the immigration services that issue a decision within a six-month period.
    3. Receiving conditional permanent resident status. After the application approval, the investor receives a document allowing him/her to work on the own project in the United States. The document is valid for 2 years. The investor can immediately get permanent residence after the immigration services approve his/her l-526 petition. There are two ways of receiving permanent residence. If the candidate has a legal status in the USA, the candidate has to fill in the I-485 form to change for the conditional permanent resident status. If the candidate does not have legal status in the USA, the candidate has to file the DS-230 application for an immigrant visa in the National Visa Center. In both cases, one will need professional help of immigration lawyers. Immigration visa document processing usually takes from 6 to 12 months.
    4. Changing a conditional green card for a permanent one. Three months before the anniversary of receiving the conditional status, the investor must file the I-829 form to the immigration services. This petition is the final stage of the process of getting US permanent resident status. As a rule, a green card is issued 6-8 months after the case submission.

    US residence through the EB-5 visa is a promising opportunity for high-income investors

    Foreigners who become legal permanent residents in the USA receive a green card. This document allows them to move to the USA for permanent residence. Five years after receiving a permanent resident card, foreigners can apply for US citizenship.

    What motivates wealthy people to immigrate to the USA? Let us name the major advantages offered to green card holders right now:

    • Opportunity to live and work in the USA the unlimited number of days. A green card is issued once and for a lifetime. However, it needs to be renewed every 10 years.
    • Free entry to the USA territory. No risk of rejection at the airport or at the port upon arrival to the country. Green card holders can also freely travel outside the United States. But! One can lose the status if one leaves the country for more than a year without having a duly obtained return permit.
    • Wide range of opportunities and economic stability. The United States is an advanced country, the residents of which have access to progressive medicine and world-class education.
    • Fair justice. The law protects citizens’ interests and property.
    • Citizenship in a 5-year period. Permanent residents can apply for citizenship 5 years after green card issuance.

    Getting a US passport is a logical ending to the whole process of immigration to the USA. It provides for the rights not available to non-citizens. American passport holders have the right to vote in elections and stand in elections for the majority of positions.

    In general, US permanent resident status is enough to ensure a good life for the family, successfully move ahead with business ideas and integrate into American society.

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