Virginia EB-5 Visa Lawyer

If you are a foreign-born investor wishing to bring a business venture to the U.S., the EB-5 visa program could provide you and your family with a path to permanent residence in the U.S. An experienced Virginia employment visa lawyer can assess your eligibility and guide you through the process.

The EB-5 visa program provides many foreign nationals with an invaluable opportunity to build a business in the U.S. accompanied by their families, and our experienced team can help you fully understand and navigate the program.

Services We Provide

We provide our clients with comprehensive EB-5 visa services. We help applicants determine their eligibility and assist them with completing the necessary forms and gathering the required documentation. Our Virginia EB-5 visa attorneys also help clients to organize their affairs so that the process as is streamlined and efficient as possible, advocating tirelessly for them throughout the process.

EB-5 Visa Requirements

The EB-5 visa program, also called the Immigrant Investor Program, is managed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This program allows entrepreneurs who are interested in investing in a U.S. business venture to apply for a green card, which can lead to their permanent residence in the U.S. The principal investor/applicant can apply for their spouse and unmarried children under 21 as well.

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate that they will make an investment in a new business venture in the U.S. and that their investment will create a minimum of 10 full-time jobs for U.S. employees. The investment has to be commercial in nature, meaning it has to be for-profit. The investment amount must be at least $1 million, but for areas that are rural or have high unemployment rates, the minimum investment amount is $500,000.

It is important to note that the program is capped at 10,000 visas each year, and the cap has been reached the past several years. Accordingly, it is important to apply before the cap has been met for that fiscal year.

How to Apply for an EB-5 Visa

The first step of the process is to complete the Form I-526. Upon approval of the Form I-526, the individual must complete one of three forms based upon his/her specific circumstances: Form I-485, DS-230, or DS-260. Upon approval of the Form I-485 or after entering the U.S., the individual and her/his family members will be granted conditional permanent resident status for two years. After two years, the individual must apply to have the conditions on their residency lifted.

Get Help Today from an Attorney

The EB-5 visa application process can be lengthy and complicated, so consult with a Virginia EB-5 visa lawyer today. We help you determine your eligibility for this program, help you identify the best geographic area given the amount you are able to invest, and assist you with completing the necessary forms.

We also help you apply for your family members to accompany you, keeping you informed each step of the way in order to minimize the burden on you and your family. Call our law offices today to complete your initial consultation with a Virginia EB-5 visa attorney today.

Virginia Employment Visa Lawyer