Weslaco Immigration Lawyer Serving McAllen & the Rio Grande Valley
If you are an entrepreneur or business owner looking to invest and develop a business in the United States, you may be able to apply for and obtain an EB-5 visa. The application process can be arduous and must be completed properly to give you the best opportunity of approval. This is where a Weslaco immigration attorney can make a significant difference. Understanding the entire visa application, review, and approval process, an experienced attorney can work to ensure your application is approved in as timely a manner as possible.
At Lopez Law Group, we represent EB-5 visa applicants with professionalism, dedication, and skill. Our staff has more than 45 years of experience and the resources to handle visa applications while keeping our clients supported and well-informed every step of the way.
Start the EB-5 visa application process today by calling (956) 465-0561.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Qualifications
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program was created in 1990 to further the development of businesses in the United States and to create and preserve jobs for American workers. Also known as the Regional Center Program, EB-5 visas are set aside specifically for applicants who invest in commercial enterprises in regional centers approved by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to promote economic growth. As of March, 6 2017, USCIS has approved 880 regional centers.
According to USCIS, there are two key qualifications that must be met for one to apply for and obtain an EB-5 visa under the Immigrant Investor Program:
- The applicant must invest in a commercial enterprise in the U.S.; and
- The applicant must plan to create or keep at least 10 permanent, full-time jobs for U.S. workers.
A commercial enterprise may include any for-profit activity created to lawfully conduct business in the U.S. This may include sole proprietorships, partnerships, joint ventures, holding companies, corporations, business trusts, or other entities.
Call a Weslaco immigration lawyer at (956) 465-0561 today!