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Investor Visa

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program was created by Congress in 1990 in order to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under the terms of the program, a foreign investor will be granted permission to stay in the U.S. if they invest a certain amount of money in specific ways such as investing through regional centers designated by U.S. Center for Immigration Services based on proposals for promoting economic growth.


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Holland Law Firm

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Immigration Law Office of Karina Arzumanova, P.A.

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Fariba Faiz Law Offices PC

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Malone Immigration Law, LLC

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Roman Law Firm

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Law Offices of Sabrina Li, P.C.

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Building the American Economy

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor program allows foreign-born nationals to remain in the U.S. as lawful permanent residents provided they meet a few criteria. The most foundational requirements are that the applicant meets the capital investment requirements as well as the job requirements with their investment.

Capital Investment Requirements

The capital investment requirement for an investor visa mandates that at least $1,050,000 in capital be invested in a new business enterprise. This includes raw cash as well as all assets put into the investment by the immigrant investor. However, some assets do not qualify. Those assets include:
- Assets found to be in any way unlawfully acquired
- Capital invested that returns a promissory note of repayment
- Capital invested with a guaranteed return
Additionally, the immigrant investor must be investing capital that they are the sole legal owner of and be able to demonstrate this fact upon request.

Job Requirements

In addition to investing capital, the immigrant investor must show how their investment is improving the U.S. economy in the form of job creation. There are two ways that jobs can be counted depending on where or how the investment is spent.

If the investor spends invests their assets in an enterprise in a regional center designated by the U.S. Center for Immigration Services, then any 10 jobs created directly or indirectly by the investment will be enough to qualify the investor for their visa. Indirectly created jobs may not account for more than 90% of this quota.

If the investor spends their investment outside of the regional centers designated by the USCIS, then they must be directly responsible for creating at least 10 permanent jobs. Additionally, an investor may be able to invest in a “troubled business” in which they will only need to maintain the same amount of employees as the pre-investment level for at least two years.

Fighting For Your Right to Stay

If you are seeking an investment visa to come to or stay in the United States, you will need the help of an experienced immigration attorney. Using their years of experience, trial tactics, and expertise in U.S. immigration law, your immigration law attorney will be able to represent your case in the best possible way to give you the best chance to stay in the United States.

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Investor Visa Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is an investor visa?

An investor visa is an immigration visa granted under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Investor visas allow individuals who invest heavily in U.S. businesses to remain in the United States.

2. How much does an investor visa cost?

For any petitioner filing after March 15, 2022, the minimum value of the investment must be at least $1,050,000. This includes cash as well as any asset values. This does not include the costs associated with filing a form I-526 Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor.

3. How long does it take to get an investor visa?

According to the U.S. Center for Immigration Services, the average wait time for a form I-526 Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor is 58.5 months. This is how long the USCIS lists to process 80% of applications. 

4. Who can get an investor visa?

In order to qualify for an investor visa, the applicant must show that they are investing in a “new commercial enterprise” which will create at least 10 qualifying jobs. What must be done in order to qualify a created job varies depending on the nature of the business or investment.

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