This preference category for employment-based immigration is reserved for foreign investors who can make a minimum capital investment into a new commercial enterprise that creates and/or preserves permanent full-time employment for at least 10 qualified U.S. workers. Capital amounts and requirements differ based on if the investment will be in designated areas encouraged by the U.S. government.
One must invest in a new commercial enterprise, which is any for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business that was either:
The immigrant investor must be engaged in the management of the new commercial enterprise, either through the exercise of day-to-day managerial responsibility or through policy formulation.
To read additional details about the EB-5 category, please visit the USCIS website here.
An immigrant in this category must invest his/her own capital. The amount is generally $1,050,000 million, for the location where the commercial enterprise will be principally doing business or creating jobs OR $800,000 in a rural area or other underserved area. These amounts will be increased over time and should be checked before deciding to apply for the visa.
We will analyze the nature of the provided capital to ensure that he/she can demonstrate that they qualify for the visa classification. We can also help an interested client determine an effective means of targeted investment in order to meet the legal standard.
I'm really grateful to Anu and Ian for helping me file my EB1-B (outstanding researcher) petition. They have been amazing and very supportive throughout the process....
My I-140 got approved recently and I485 is pending which will be approved soon. This was my last hope to work in US and Anu and Ian made it possible with their guidance.
Once again thank you so much guys! You have the best team in Boston.
I have known Attorney Anu Gupta for over 10 years now. I have personally used her for my own green card filling and also as an employer to file for many H1Bs and employment based green cards for our professional employees....
I cannot describe how well she and her team handled all our cases. Immigration Desk attorneys and their support team are extremely professional, well organized, and very responsive. Even with her busy schedule, Attorney Gupta reviewed all the cases and documents before filing petitions.
Attorney Gupta has offered some great solutions even in some difficult situations and successfully got visa approvals for our company. All of my personal friends and families have used Immigration Desk services. Attorney Gupta has guided me throughout my journey till I got my green card.
I am extremely thankful and grateful for her support. I highly recommend Attorney Gupta for any immigration-related services.
Anu and her team have been handling all my employment- based immigration cases from the start.
Their professional, proactive approach has gone a long way in ensuring timely submissions of all documents, and negotiation of the complex paperwork involved....
Anu secured the L1A, L2 for the family, subsequent renewals and is also responsible for the Green card filing in the EB1C category as an international manager. It has been a pleasant experience working with Anu and I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
I have been working with Anu for the last six years for almost all my immigration needs.
Anu and her team are knowledgeable, diligent, and professional; she has helped me with my work visas, H-1B extensions and my employer-sponsored green card in EB-2 category. Anyone going through these processes knows how difficult, time-consuming, and complex these cases have gotten in recent years....
Anu was able to guide us through the process successfully (visas and green card all got approved) and answer all our questions during the lengthy processing. I would highly recommend Anu for any immigration work.
I feel very fortunate to have connected with Immigration Desk in filing my E-3 visa petition....
First thing I need to mention about Anu Gupta is that she always answers all emails and questions within a few hours of consultation. Her team, including Attorney Meyer took up my E-3 visa case and provided very clear forms and instructions through email and their online case management system.
They guided me on uploading the documents and substituting documents when some of my documents were missing. All of this helped my case to get approved within a few weeks.
I definitely recommend consulting Anu Gupta to make the visa filing process easy and for it to be successful.