EB-5 Visa Attorney in Evanston
Offering Service that Helps Immigrant Investors
An EB-5 visa allows foreign nationals who invest in a United States-based business to obtain a Green Card and conditional permanent residence for two years. Takhsh Law P.C., an immigration law practice, can help if you’re seeking this important status that additionally allows your spouse and children younger than 21 years old to live with you.
To qualify for an EB-5 visa, applicants must plan on investing at least $900,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) or $1.8 million for a non-TEA business – in both cases, at least 10 full-time jobs in the U.S. for its citizens or authorized foreign workers must result from your investment within two years.
TEA areas are placed in the U.S. where local unemployment rates exceed the national average rate by 150 percent. Typically, these places are rural or on the outer bounds of cities and towns with more than 20,000 people and would likely benefit from an investment by your company. Recent changes to the law regarding EB-5 visas, however, have placed TEA designation in the hands of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help You
Whether you’re a new investor or an existing EB-5 visa holder seeking to retain your status, having an experienced EB-5 visa lawyer in Evanston help you through the process may greatly increase your chance of success. Working on EB-5 visa cases is one of attorney Alen Takhsh’s top legal services and he can walk you through every step of this complex and difficult process.
You’ll first need to prove with solid documentation that you invested the proper amount in a business that will create at least 10 new fulltime jobs. You’ll need to demonstrate where your funds came from and be prepared to show their path toward investment in the U.S.
Once your EB-5 visa is approved, you’ll be granted a two-year status as a conditional lawful permanent resident. Before your two-year term ends, however, you’ll need to successfully apply for a new application and prove that your assets were invested in the U.S. and resulted in the creation of at least 10 years. If you successfully reapply, you’ll obtain a Green Card that’s valid for 10 years.
Because the level of precision with every aspect and each document is so high, getting legal assistance from a lawyer experienced in this process can help you increase your odds in EB-5 visa approval.
Takhsh Law P.C. can be your source for the experienced legal services and answers you need while keeping your best interests in mind.