Investor visas for permanent residents status are available for qualified individuals and their family members based on their investment in a new commercial enterprise which results in the creation of 10 full time jobs for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The minimum investment under the EB-5 investor visa program is $500,000 if the investment is in a Targeted Employment Area or a rural area. Otherwise the required investment amount is $1,000,000.
Many intending immigrant investors choose to invest in a Regional Center EB-5 investor visa program. These Regional Centers allow qualified investors to meet the employment requirement through indirect employment methods which are generally pre-approved by the USCIS. Most Regional Center investments are located in Targeted Employment Areas allowing the EB-5 investor to quality for the minimum investor amount. It is not necessary for the investor to reside in the location of the EB-5 investment. It is strongly recommended that the potential investor consult and plan with an immigration lawyer.
Ken Behzadi works closely with the intending immigration investor and other professional advisers at all stages of the process until successful outcome is achieved.