Capital investment needed in EB-5 visa application
Foreign nationals who are considering to make investments in the U.S. are required to provide capital investment to assist troubled businesses and to maintain regular employment to qualified citizens. Through EB-5 visa, potential investors are given a chance to live in the U.S.
Generally, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require foreign nationals to make a minimum investment of $1 million for them to possibly qualify for the visa. Foreign investors who want to give assistance to a particular location (rural area) or in a place with a high rate of unemployment (targeted employment) are required to make a $500,000 investment. The USCIS define “capital” as any tangible assets or properties like cash, inventory, and equipment owned by the potential investor. Foreign nationals should note that they cannot borrow capital to apply for EB-5 visa and they will not be allowed to use assets that are illegally acquired.
In this major decision that you are considering to make an investment in the U.S. by applying for EB-5 visa, working with a skilled attorney is critical to making sure you understand all the terms and your application is error-free. Get in touch with an attorney of the AmLaw Group by calling (305) 509-6400 to find out how we may be able to work with you.