Investor Visa Attorneys in New Bern
Helping Entrepreneurs Invest in America
The EB-5 is an immigrant visa granted to foreign investors who create U.S. jobs. To qualify, you must invest $1 million, or $500,000 if you are investing in a commercial enterprise in an area with high unemployment (often a rural area). Your investment must create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. citizens.
At The E.A. Wood Law Firm, we are happy to help smart and business-savvy entrepreneurs get their start in the U.S. The EB-5 visa is a great way to both benefit a local economy and help foreign entrepreneurs achieve their American dream. If you are seeking legal representation as you pursue this new business endeavor, choose The E.A. Wood Law Firm. Our visa attorneys in New Bern can answer your questions, address your concerns, and ensure that your application is strong.
Contact us online or call (800) 611-0821 to learn more about the EB-5 or to get started on a petition.
Immigrant Investor Visa Categories
There are four different categories in which an immigrant investor visa can fall. The category of your visa will depend on the circumstances of your petition and the details of your investment.
The four categories for immigrant investor visas are:
- C5: For employment creation outside a targeted area
- T5: For job creation in a targeted (high unemployment) area
- R5: Investor Pilot Program not in a targeted area
- I5: Investor Pilot Program in a targeted area
Family Members of Investors
If your petition for an investor visa is approved, you may bring your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 with you. Keep in mind that each family member will need to complete the necessary forms, pay the required fee, and undergo a medical examination. This benefit is extended to same-sex couples as well.
The Application Process for an EB-5 Investor Visa
If you meet the requirements for an EB-5 visa, there are several steps to take to apply.
These steps include:
- Choosing an investment project
- Filing an I-526 petition with an attorney
- Responding to any requests for information from immigration officials
- Applying for a conditional (two year) green card while you hire required employees
- Applying for an I-829 to remove conditions on your conditional green card once you have hired the required employees
EB-5 applications and petitions are typically approved within 60 days of filing. The fully processing time for an EB-5 visa application is typically around six months.
If you are interested in petitioning for an investor visa, call our New Bern visa attorneys at (800) 611-0821 today. From our office in Craven County, we serve clients globally.
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Removal Proceedings Terminated Removal Proceedings
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