EB-5 Investor Visas

EB-5 Investor Visas

An EB-5 investor visa allows a foreign investor to obtain a permanent green card through investing in property that will create jobs and benefit the U.S. economy.  The Rothrock Law Firm are experienced immigration attorneys who file EB-5 investor visas.  If you would like to schedule a consultation, call today at (239) 206-2363.

EB-5 investor visas

EB-5 investor visas allow investors to obtain green cards through investing in companies that will provide jobs in the U.S.

Requirements for EB-5 Visa

  • The minimum investment amount to qualify for EB-5 status is $1,000,000.00 per immigrant investor.  The limit is reduced to $500,000.00 if the investment is in a “targeted employment area.”
  • Assets used must be from a legitimate fund.  Legitimate funds include cash, stocks, and real estate.  The investor cannot use money from illegal sources.
  • Except in a regional center company case, investors are required to participate in the operational management of the invested enterprise.  This requirement can be satisfied by taking a managing position, participating in the decision-making process or being a limited partner in a LLP. In some cases, the participation requirement can be waived.
  • The investor must show that he or she created at least 10 direct or indirect jobs

Advantages of EB-5 Visas

  • The EB-5 provides a permanent green card and a pathway to U.S. citizenship.  It is not temporary.
  • Because of the relatively low numbers of people who apply for the EB-5 visa, processing times are relatively fast.

 

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About Carl Rothrock

Carl Rothrock is an immigration lawyer in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples, Florida. He represents local and international individuals and businesses to obtain visas and green cards. In addition, he handles complex immigration matters, including 601-A waivers, deportations and EB-5 investor visas.

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