Los Angeles EB-5 Investor Visa Attorney

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Investor visas, often known as EB-5 visas, are granted to immigrant investors aiming to create new commercial opportunities in the U.S. that benefit the American economy through job creation. Each year, a small fraction, just over 7%, of all employment-based visas are allocated to these immigrant entrepreneurs.

If you’re considering the EB-5 investor visa program for permanent residency, it’s essential to understand that the process is more intricate than merely investing money.

An immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is available to address all your queries about the EB-5 investor program and other immigration-related concerns. Regardless of your location, we offer:

  • Insights about investor visas and relevant treaty trader regulations.
  • Expert, cost-effective representation for your immigration requirements.

Reach out to us at (800) 976-5675 or email to schedule a complimentary, confidential consultation. We’re here to assist you.

Qualifications for Investor Visas

To be eligible as an immigrant investor, one must invest:

  • $1,000,000 (U.S.) in a qualifying business without borrowing.
  • $500,000 (U.S.) in a business in a rural or high unemployment area, termed as a “targeted area” by USCIS, without loans.

Furthermore, investor visa applicants must demonstrate that their investment led to the creation of at least 10 new jobs for U.S. residents or authorized workers within two years. These jobs should exclude the investor and their immediate family.

The EB-5 visa investment can be:

  • Direct investment into a U.S. business.
  • Regional investment in a preapproved area. Here, direct job creation proof isn’t mandatory as the regional center’s business model ensures indirect job creation for at least 10 U.S. workers.

Annually, the U.S. government can issue up to 10,000 EB-5 visas to qualifying investors. Legally, half of these can be allocated to those making regional investments.

Investor Visa Categories: Types of Investor Visas

The EB-5 program encompasses four distinct investment visa categories:

  • C5 visas for job creation outside targeted areas.
  • T5 visas within targeted areas like rural regions or high unemployment zones.
  • R5 visas for pilot programs outside targeted zones.
  • I5 visas for pilot programs within targeted areas.

Initiating an Immigrant Entrepreneur Visa Application

The investor visa application begins with Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. This form, accompanied by the current filing fee of $3,675 (as of December 2016), should be accurately completed and submitted to the USCIS. Given the complexity, it’s advisable to collaborate with an experienced immigration attorney to expedite the process and avoid potential pitfalls.

Additional Immigration Services for Immigrant Investors

Beyond EB-5 services, we offer a spectrum of related services, including:

  • E-1 and E-2 Visas (for Treaty Traders).
  • H-1B Visas (for Skilled Professionals).
  • L-1A Visas (for Multinational Executives and Managers).

At Hanlon Law Group, P.C., we have a consistent track record in assisting investors in obtaining the appropriate investment visa. Our clients, both individual and corporate, can directly access our system to monitor the status of an investor visa petition or applications for multiple employees.

Contact Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

Our attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is prepared to discuss your situation and guide you in achieving the desired immigration status change. With over two decades of expertise and leveraging advanced technology, we ensure top-tier immigration services and representation. You can trust in the swift progression of your case and prompt, clear, and honest responses to your queries.

Contact us at (800) 976-5675 or email to discover more about our services and how we can assist. We proudly offer:

  • Attentive, personalized service.
  • Multilingual services, including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and more.
  • Various payment options, including credit cards and payment plans.

From our Pasadena office, we cater to clients in Los Angeles, throughout California, and globally.




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Contact the Experienced Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

The trusted Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is waiting to speak to you, find out more about your immigration needs, and explain your options. Having handled countless professional visa applications for foreign professionals and U.S. employers, our lawyer has the experience and insight you can count on for exceptional service and representation.

Our experience, skills and dedication to our clients are backed by the following, which all of our clients can expect to receive:

Free & Confidential Initial Consultations

You don’t have to pay us anything to discover more about how we can help you and what you need to do to resolve your employment-based immigration needs.

Continuity of legal representation

The attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. will oversee your case from start to finish. This can provide peace of mind that your case will not be passed off to a non-lawyer associate, or to someone who is not intimately familiar with your case.

State-Of-The-Art Case Management Technology

Our cutting-edge system facilitates the visa petition process, while providing clients with real-time case information about the status of their petition, PERM certifications, etc.

Personal Attention From Lawyers & Staff

We take pride in providing old-fashioned, personal service and promptly responding to our clients’ inquiries and immigration needs whenever they arise.

Flexible payment options

We accept all major credit cards. Payment plans may also be available.

Multilingual Immigration Services

We provide immigration services in various languages, including (but not necessarily limited to) Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.

Call (866) 227-5527 or email us via the contact form to learn more about our experience and services, as well as how we can help you.

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