A Long Beach Immigration Attorney who is familiar with EB-5 Petitions, can actually do an EB-5 Investment Visa for you as it is currently designated as a TEA or Targeted Employment Area. EB-5 Investment Visa . The Long Beach immigration lawyer will explain that an EB-5 Visa is a type of visa that allows a successful businessperson or one who has inherited and been gifted substantial sums of money to be able to come to the United States by investing in their own business (Direct Investing), or by investing in a Regional Center.
If you choose the Regional Center option, there are currently nearly 500 approved Regional Centers in the United States. Additionally, if you would like to start and get approved your own Regional Center, the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, in Long Beach, can prepare the application and all supporting paperwork to do that as well. The Long Beach immigration attorney will explain that you must analyze the profitability and the history of the Regional Center; look at the financials; determine the risk of getting your money back at the end of the process. Ultimately, it will be your decision as to whether the Regional Center is a good fit for your investment. Of course, Brian Lerner can prepare everything necessary to make the process go smoothly and efficiently.
Brian D. Lerner explains that here are some very good benefits to going the EB-5 route with the Regional Center. First, you will only need US$500,000 and not the US$1,000,000 required for the direct investment.
Next, you will not have to prove 10 direct employees that have been hired as a Regional Center by its very nature is presumed to have created those 10 jobs.
Another advantage is that you do not have to be at the Regional Center or work at the Regional Center or be concerned with the day to day operations of the Regional Center. You will be on the Board of Directors and could make certain policy decisions, but the Long Beach immigration attorney will show that you will not have to worry about operations or management. In fact, if you want to retire in the U.S. as a Lawful Permanent Resident, you could come to the U.S. on an EB-5 through the Regional Center option and have a very nice retirement inside the U.S.
Alternatively, the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner explains that if you are wanting to come to the U.S. on an EB-5 Regional Center option for your children to be able to come to the U.S. in order to get educated and to have a ‘backup’ in case you need to leave your country, this is also a very good option. Nobody knows better than you what the value of your currency is to that of the US dollar. A Long Beach immigration attorney can elaborate on the facts that in some countries, it is a great time to invest in the EB-5 program due to the fact that the currency in your country is so powerful against the US Dollar. Thus, the actual investment is less for you in those countries when the exchange rate is converted to the U.S. dollar. In other countries, the value of the currency is decreasing against the U.S. dollar. In these countries, it makes sense to go forward asap with the EB-5 as the investment will simply get more expensive as time goes on and as your currency continues to go down against the US dollar.
EB-5’s based on Regional Centers are quite complicated. Be sure to contact Brian D. Lerner, A Long Beach immigration attorney in order to give you a consultation on this matter to determine if in fact you would or would not qualify for the EB-5. It is the quickest employment based route to get the Green Card. Many skyscrapers and large building complexes are actually EB-5 Regional Center projects. Learn more on the EB-5 Qualified Investment.
Of course, the Long Beach immigration attorney can most definitely give you other options as well such as PERM, Religious Visas, other preference based employment visa petitions among others. Just be sure you go with a qualified Long Beach immigration attorney.
You can also do a direct investment, rather than through a Regional Center. This is when you actually invest in your own business in the United States. You could purchase a business already in operation, or you could invest in a brand new company. The Long Beach immigration attorney will explain that either way, the normal investment will be US$1,000,000, unless you can show you are in a targeted area – which Long Beach at the present time is a targeted area. This could also be either be a very low income area or an area that has very few residents and is considered rural.
With this type of direct investment, you will have to show that 10 employees will be hired to carry out the operations of the business. Brian D. Lerner has found that many of my EB-5 clients prefer this route because they want to run their own businesses and they want to expand operations into the U.S. This would be the best option for those types of investors explains the Long Beach immigration attorney.
The EB-5 program will not issue a permanent Green Card if it is approved. It will issue a temporary or ‘conditional’ green card. Whether you choose the Regional Center option or the Direct Investment option, you will have to file a Petition to Remove the Conditional Residency prior to the expiration of the 2 years after receiving the conditional Green Card. Additionally, your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old can come as beneficiaries of the EB-5 Investment Visa Petition. This means that as long as it is approved for you, your spouse and children can come into the U.S. as well. As part of the EB-5, your spouse and unmarried children under 21 will be able to immigrate with you to the United States.