Employment-Based 5 Visas (EB-5)
EB-5 "Immigrant Entrepreneur" immigrant visas are available to individuals from any country if they invest in a new commercial enterprise that will create full-time employment for at least 10 other U.S. residents.
There are two categories of investors under the EB-5 program: 1.) individuals investing $500,000 or more in targeted high-unemployment areas and 2.), individuals investing at least $1,000,000 anywhere in the U.S.
Click here to see I-140 checklist for Employment-Based Visa Application
The information and documentation our firm requires for the preparation and processing of the EB-5 visa application include the following:
- Articles of Incorporation for the U.S. company
- By-Laws, Shareholders Agreements, Share Certificates, and other Relevant Corporate Documents
- Sample Publications, Marketing Materials, and Advertising Materials from the U.S. company
- Sample Invoices, Contracts, etc. establishing the Nature of the Business Activity and showing a Regular Course of Trade
- Twelve Months of Bank Accounting Records for the U.S. company
- Notarized Copies of the Beneficiary's Passport
- Occupational license/Permit/Zoning Documents (if applicable) for the U.S. company
- Proof of opening a U.S. Bank Account
- Lease for the U.S. company location
- I-9 Forms and Payroll Records, evidencing that there is a minimum of ten employees in the U.S. company
- Notarized Copies of Front and Back of I-94 (if the Beneficiary is in the U.S. during processing of application)
- Foreign Address of the Beneficiary
- Present Address of the Beneficiary
- Social Security Number (if applicable)
- Job Title and Description of Duties
- Salary and other Compensation (e.g. health insurance)
- Photos of all properties, inside and out, pertaining to the U.S. company
- Gross and Net Annual Income of the U.S. company
- Income Tax Returns of the U.S. company
- Description of the Stock Ownership of the U.S. company
- If applicable, a letter from an authorized body of sate government which certifies that a particular geographical or political subdivision within a non-rural area qualifies as an area of high unemployment
Please note that the UCSIS will only accept full and complete translations of foreign documents. Summary or extract translations are no longer applicable.
Disclaimer: The information on this page does not constitute legal advice. Please contact the firm for an explanation concerning how you should use the information we have provided and for other important information.