Nonimmigrant Visas – EB5
Cincinnati Immigration Attorney
Bartell Georgalas & Juarez, is an excellent resource for filing EB-5 Visas, also known as the Green Card Immigrant Investor Program. If you have means to invest and are considering moving to the U.S., obtaining an EB-5 visa may be the best way to gain admittance to the country in a timely manner. The immigration Act of 1990 established the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program to create U.S. jobs by attracting foreign capital to the United States.
Every year 10,000 EB-5 visas are available and there is no quota waiting list. Speak with a knowledgeable Cleveland immigration lawyer to learn more about this process and to find out if you qualify,
How Does It Work?
Applicants must invest $1 million (or only $500,000 in some targeted employment areas) in a U.S. business. Investors can establish a U.S. business or invest in a struggling U.S. business as long as they create full-time employment for at least 10 U.S. workers. Once the application is approved, the applicant is granted conditional permanent residency for a period of two years.
Toward the end of the two-year period, the investor may file an application to convert the conditional residency to permanent status. The investor must show documentation that the terms of the visa have been met – 10 jobs have been maintained or created for U.S. workers within the allowed time frame.
Contact Our Cleveland Office
If you are a foreign investor who is interested in seeking U.S. permanent resident status through the EB-5 Green Card Investor Program, contact an Ohio immigration lawyer at our firm to schedule a consultation or speak with an EB-5 Green Card attorney to discuss your immigration goals.
We serve the residents of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and the surrounding cities in Ohio. Additionally, we can work with individuals in other states, so do not hesitate to get in contact with our office as soon as possible!