Employment Based Immigration Fifth Preference
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U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) has a set fee schedule for EB-5 Visas. The following is the fee breakdown for filing, and our attorney fees:
- EB-5 USCIS Fee (includes multiple forms): $3,905 – $4,815;
- Attorney Fee: $4,400
If you are an entrepreneur and plan to invest in a commercial enterprise you may be eligible for an employment based fifth preference visa.
In order to be eligible, an applicant must:
- Make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and
- Plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
The commercial enterprise must be:
- Established after November 29, 1990; or
- Established on or before November 29, 1990; and is
- Purchased and the existing business is restructured or reorganized in such a way that a new commercial enterprise results; or
- Expanded through the investment so that a 40-percent increase in the net worth or number of employees occurs.
What qualifies as a commercial enterprise?
A commercial enterprise is defined as any for profit formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business. This includes sole proprietorships, partnerships, holding companies, joint ventures, and corporations.
What capital investment is required?
Capital includes cash, equipment, inventory, and other tangible property including indebtedness. The required minimum investments are in general $1 million USD or $500,000 within a high-unemployment area or rural area.
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