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 206-390-5264 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 they have backed $1 million in a “new commercial enterprise” that will create 10 full-time jobs in the U.S. The required investment amount may be reduced to $500,000 if the investment is in a rural area, or in an area with a high unemployment rate compared to the national average. After a petition is accepted, the investor, spouse and unmarried children under age 21 can apply for permanent residence.
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 206-390-5264. 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.