The EB-5 Visa presents a unique opportunity to foreign investors who want to earn residency in the United States while also investing in the vibrant, exciting industries in the San Francisco area. Whether you want to put your money into the West Coast's banking sector or get in early with the newest tech company in Silicon Valley, you can use an EB-5 Visa to become a lawful permanent resident while also gaining a robust return on your investment.
The basic requirements of an EB-5 are that the foreign national invest $1 million in a new or struggling company in the United States. The goal of the EB-5 is to create jobs for American workers, and your investment must create at least ten "permanent" jobs for U.S. citizens, legal residents, or other immigrants authorized to work. (You and your family members do not count toward this quota.)
After a two-year period, you can apply for residency for yourself and your family, and you can choose whether or not you want to continue your investment in the company you chose. Upon approval of your EB-5 application you will receive authorization to work in the United States.
Depending on your preferences and means, you may want to put more money (at least $3 million) into vibrant industries in metropolitan areas or a smaller investment ($500,000 or more) into struggling industries in a rural setting. Depending on your preferences and means, you may want to put more money (at least $3 million) into vibrant industries in metropolitan areas or a smaller investment ($500,000 or more) into struggling industries in a rural setting.
Like all aspects of U.S. immigration regulations, EB-5 Visas have their own quirks and details that applicants must be aware of. We will guide you through every step of this complex process and ensure that both your application and your investment are the best they can be.