Business Immigration Lawyers for Immigrant Investors
Foreign nationals can acquire permanent residence status in the United States through an immigrant investor visa, one of five employment-based immigrant classifications. Our attorneys can assist with every aspect of your EB-5 immigrant investor case, from determining how to properly invest in a business enterprise and preparing your EB-5 immigrant investor visa petition (Form I-526) to petitioning for the removal of conditions (Form I-829) in your quest for a permanent residence card ("green card").
Foreign Investors Creating Employment in the United States
EB-5 immigrant investors must make a capital investment of $1,000,000 or more into a commercial enterprise in the United States and provide full-time employment to at least 10 U.S. workers. A qualifying commercial enterprise can include:
- An alien investor establishing a new business
- An alien investor purchasing an existing business that has been reorganized into a new business
- An alien investor purchasing or investing in an existing troubled business enterprise and, in doing so, saving U.S. jobs that would have been lost
Additional criteria for obtaining an EB-5 immigrant investor visa includes demonstrating that investment capital is derived from legal conduct and engaging in management of the business on a daily basis or through the formation of business policies.
Considerably smaller capital investments of $500,000 into a designated regional center may also enable foreign investors to gain admission to the U.S. through an EB-5 immigrant investor visa pilot program.
In the current pilot program for investments made through designated regional centers, the investor may have less involvement in managerial duties than traditional EB-5 immigrant investors.
If you would like to speak with knowledgeable business and employment immigration lawyers about EB-5 immigrant investor visas, please contact Meyner and Landis LLP to schedule an appointment.
With offices in Newark, New Jersey and Nyack, New York, the Immigration Law Group of Meyner and Landis LLP conveniently provides immigration services for businesses and individuals throughout the state of New Jersey. The firm's immigration practice, however, is national in scope, encompassing the representation of multi-national Fortune 500 employers, businesses and individuals throughout the United States.
Contact our office to speak with a member of our immigration group.