Foreign investors and their families have been able to obtain permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program established in 1990. EB-5 visas have many advantages: Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member. There are no language, business, or education requirements for applicants. Investors who receive a Green Card through the EB-5 program are permitted to work and live anywhere in the US. Investors who receive a Green Card can travel to and from the United States without a visa. After establishing residency in the United States, investors and their children may be able to pay lower college and university tuition rates than foreign students.
To qualify for the EB-5 program, a foreign investor must invest at least $500,000 in a new commercial enterprise located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), which is defined as a rural location or a location experiencing an unemployment rate that is at least 150% of the national average. If the new commercial enterprise is not located within a TEA, then the threshold investment amount is $1,000,000. Regardless of the minimum investment amount, the investment must be shown to create or maintain at least ten direct, indirect, or induced jobs within the vicinity of the project.
Integrity Law Group PLLC has extensive experience with immigration matters and has successfully processed numerous cases of I-526 direct and regional center EB5 immigration cases as well as I-829 removal of conditional status for permanent resident status. We have also obtained approval for EB-5 regional centers through I-924 applications. Our immigration lawyers have over 9 years of immigration law experience. The importance of experienced and competent immigration legal counsel cannot be over-emphasized. Integrity Law Group will be the central building block that acts as the facilitator and liaison for all the related EB-5 resource providers working on the EB-5 immigration visa petition. EB-5 investors should look for an immigration attorney with specific and documented experience in the EB-5 process.
Integrity Law Group PLLC provides counseling on all aspects of the I-526 petition process, preparation and review of all petition documentation, and related regulatory documentation. We also provide service for representation before USCIS, liaison services with other ancillary resources, and all other legal support for the petition. As attorneys Integrity Law Group cannot offer advice or opinion regarding the choice of EB-5 projects as investments. However, we will help our clients to gather related EB-5 project information for Client’s decision making. We will provide our knowledge and experience in all legal aspects of the EB-5 process.
Integrity Law Group, PLLC is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) which is a national association of over 12,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
Please review our fee agreement for specific terms about our service and fees regarding EB-5 transactions.