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EB-5 Visa

Austin, Texas, EB-5 Investor Visa Lawyers

Have you always dreamed of becoming an international investor in the United States? The EB-5 visa could afford you the opportunity you are looking for. This program allows people from outside the U.S. to invest in companies — those established after Nov. 29, 1990 — or older ones that have undergone extensive restructuring that birthed a new commercial offering.

The EB-5 was started to help companies attract foreign investors and stay afloat during difficult times domestically when investments run dry.

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To qualify for an EB-5 visa, you must meet a slew of restrictive requirements. Only a handful of these visas are awarded and the government heavily scrutinizes anyone who applies for them. The application process is extensive. Recognizing the importance of getting everything right, many people hire EB-5 attorneys to ensure their application is filled out by the book and submitted in a timely fashion, saving time and money down the road.

Who Qualifies for an EB-5 Investor Visa?

To get one of these select visas, you must meet a number of stringent requirements, such as:

  • Your investment must create or preserve 10 full-time jobs located in the United States within two years of your investment.
  • You must invest at least $1 million of your own funds — they cannot be borrowed from someone else — or invest at least $500,000 in a company in a “targeted” area.
  • You should be actively involved in daily management tasks at the company.

If you meet these criteria, you may receive a two-yeas of conditional status. Those conditions may be removed at the end of your visa term if you meet all interim requirements.

The Benefits of an EB-5 Visa

You can secure this type of green card much more quickly than many other types. It appeals to those who wish to come to the United States who have a great deal of disposable income. Investing this money in U.S. businesses can also help build business connections that will benefit you down the line.

Why Use an Austin, Texas, EB-5 Investor Visa Attorney?

When you want to secure a green card, you need someone familiar with the process to help you get through it. At Morales & Sparks, we understand the United States immigration system. We have helped many people secure visas of all types, including EB-5. For this particular visa, you also need lawyers who understand business and investing. We have the knowledge to assist you in getting the paperwork together, hitting all your deadlines and ensuring everything is filled out accurately and submitted to the correct place.

Immigration laws remain in flux in the United States. You want someone representing your interests who has kept abreast of all these changes and will have your best interests in mind when a move impacts you. The EB-5 investment visa lawyers at Morales & Sparks will work for you. They listen to your questions and get you the answers you need to feel comfortable with your case.

Contact our office today to learn more about how an EB-5 immigration attorney can help you with your visa quest.

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