Structure Of Qualifying Business Entities
You can invest in different types of commercial enterprises, including joint ventures, a sole proprietorship, business trusts and more. The investment in a new commercial enterprise should contribute to an increase in the entity’s net worth by at least 40 percent. If you opt to invest in an existing business, the organization must be restructured and reorganized in a manner that bolsters its bottom line.
Job Creation Requirements
In the event that the proposed investment involves a business located outside a designated regional center, the venture is required to create full-time positions directly. For this reason, the enterprise must be the employer of qualifying employees. Conversely, businesses located in regional centers can create full-time positions directly or indirectly.
The EB-5 Visa
This visa allows you and your family to apply for a green card if you are a foreign national who invests either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a business that will create 10 permanent jobs for U.S. workers. The EB-5 program was created in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy. You can find the application form for this visa on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
However, it’s not as simple as applying for the visa and waiting to be approved. Immigration laws in the United States are strict, and a business owner looking to relocate to the U.S. faces a long and arduous journey. There are state and federal laws that must be followed to establish your business in the United States. Along the way, every regulation must be strictly adhered to or you risk jeopardizing your business venture as well as your green card.
How We Can Help
At Husain Law + Associates, P.C., our lawyers specialize in corporate immigration and are well-versed in the policies and procedures that must be followed. We ensure your corporation is in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, granting you a smooth setup and transition to the United States. We’re happy to help you navigate the long and complicated process so that you can establish a successful business in the U.S., securing a green card for yourself and your family and stimulating the American economy.
If you’re interested in applying for an EB-5 visa, call our office today for a consultation. Our staff would be happy to break down the process for you and answer any questions you may have about moving your business to the United States. Contact us online or call 713-230-8137 to schedule a free initial consultation today.