As a foreigner looking to immigrate to the United States, the EB-5 program provides one of the most straightforward routes to acquiring permanent residency. Securing an EB-5 visa can be a long, complex process that requires knowledgeable legal guidance. Nelson Lee, founding attorney of Lee & Lee, PS, has significant experience assisting foreign investors with EB-5 visas. To date, the firm has successfully represented and assisted hundreds of families to successfully obtain their green cards through the EB-5 program.
The immigration team at Lee & Lee, PS, are frequently sought after for their expert knowledge and are invited around the globe to speak on immigration matters. Our immigration attorneys are also recognized by the industry giants as top EB-5 attorneys in Washington and the United States year after year.
If you are interested in securing an investor visa, call our Seattle office at (206) 458-6528 to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.
Understanding The EB-5 Program
Under the EB-5 Program, a foreign investor may file an immigrant petition (I-526) to show that he/she has invested or is in the process of investing $1,000,000 or $500,000 in a “new commercial enterprise” creating full-time jobs for 10 U.S. workers. The required investment amount may be reduced from $1,000,000 to $500,000 if the investment enterprise is located in a rural area, or in a defined area having an unemployment rate that is 150 percent of the national average. Once a petition is approved, the investor, spouse and unmarried children who were under age 21 when the petition was filed can apply for permanent residence either from outside the United States or within it.
Overcoming Investor Challenges
Some of the biggest challenges for EB-5 investors typically include:
- Determining which EB-5 project to invest in
- Demonstrating that the invested funds come from legitimate sources
- Demonstrating that the jobs in a project are created within the duration of the petition approval
Contact Us For Dedicated Legal Support
If you are a foreign investor looking to secure an EB-5 visa, call our dedicated legal team at (206) 458-6528. You may also contact our lawyers online. We will discuss your options and work to assist you in successfully and securely immigrating to the U.S.