EB-5 Investor Visas

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The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as EB-5 is designed to stimulate job creation and foreign investment in the U.S. EB-5 visas are for investors designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) based on proposals for promoting economic growth. If you are a non-citizen looking to invest in a new commercial enterprise in the U.S., contact a Wichita immigration attorney to file for a visa quickly and easily.

What is an EB-5 visa for?

Those filing for an EB-5 visa are required to invest in a commercial enterprise which have been established after November 29, 1990.

A commercial enterprise is taken to mean any for-profit venture formed for the continuous conduct of lawful business, including:

  • Sole partnership
  • Limited or general partnership
  • Holding company
  • Joint venture
  • Corporation
  • Publicly or privately owned business trust

Significantly, this list does not include non-commercial activity such as owning and operating a personal residence. Such lawful business must create or preserve no less than 10 full time jobs for U.S. employees within 2 years of the immigrant investor's admission to the U.S. as a conditional permanent resident.

Foreign capital investment must be in cash, equipment, inventory, other tangible property, cash equivalents, and indebtedness secured by assets owned by the alien entrepreneur. The minimum amount of investment is $1 million or an investment either within a high-unemployment area or rural area in the U.S. of at least $500,000.

Why do I need an immigration lawyer?

Though you do not need an immigration attorney to complete and file for an EB-5 visa, you would be wise to retain one. Those who staff the USCIS are not experts in immigration law and can at most answer basic procedural questions. You should always get a lawyer's opinion on how to file your application with the greatest chance for success.

Any visa application comes with forms to fill out and there are precise instructions on how to gather and include other paperwork and fees. Making a single mistake could ruin your application.

A Wichita immigration attorney from Gregory S. J. Beuke Ltd. can streamline this process for you. If you are overwhelmed by the paperwork involved or are experiencing delays due to the heavy bureaucracy of the USCUS Service Centers, consider calling an immigration attorney to help.

Contact Attorney Beuke for a private case evaluation to discuss your needs.