EB-5 Investor Visas
Visas for Immigrant Investors
Are you an immigrant who is interested in investing in a new commercial
enterprise on U.S. soil? If so, you may be eligible for the EB-5 investor
visa. At The Scott Law Firm, LLC, we assist noncitizens in obtaining visas
and with all other immigration-related matters. We are well-versed in U.S.
immigration customs and laws, and can offer you the advice you need to proceed with
your investment goals.
Foreign investors retain our services because:
- We practice in all immigration courts nationwide.
- We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
- We are a part of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers
Guild – a non-profit that provides legal support to immigrant communities,
and seeks to advance the rights of noncitizens.
Information on the EB-5 Investor Visa
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the Immigrant
Investor Program (EB-5), which was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate
the U.S. economy through capital investment and job creation by foreign
investors. EB-5 visas are also reserved for investors in Regional Centers
designated by the USCIS and are based on accepted proposals for promoting
must invest in a new commercial enterprise. A commercial enterprise means any
for-profit activity of a lawful business, including:
- Sole proprietorship
- Joint venture
- Holding company
- Business trust
In order to qualify for an EB-5 visa, you must preserve or create at least
10 full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers within two years of being
admitted to the United States as a Conditional Permanent Resident (certain
exceptions may apply). As far as job preservation goes, investors will
only be credited with preserving jobs in a troubled business.
What about capital investment requirements?
Investment capital cannot be borrowed, nor can the assets of the new commercial
enterprise be used to secure any of the indebtedness. The minimum qualifying
investment in the United States is $1 million, and the minimum qualifying
investment within a targeted employment area (high-employment or a rural
area) in the U.S. is $500,000.
Contact The Scott Law Firm, LLC
To learn more about the EB-5 investor visa, contact
The Scott Law Firm, LLC to schedule a consultation with a Baton Rouge immigration attorney. We
can answer all of your questions and give you the legal advice you need
to pursue your entrepreneurial plans in the United States!