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HELPING FAMILIES NAVIGATING THE ROAD TO OBTAINING A GREEN CARD THROUGH THE EB-5 AND E-2 INVESTMENT VISA

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Tackle the challenges in the US with our expert financial and immigration consulting for investors. We offer customized analyses to boost your business, tailored to your specific needs, whether in active entrepreneurial activities or passive income ventures. Let us raise your standard of success: “We solve to serve”.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES PARTNERSHIP

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We offer guidance and support at every stage of the process. Prioritizing your interests, we make success accessible by implementing safe and effective strategies tailored to the needs of each family. Our services include assistance with EB-5 investment visas and E-2 treaties, ensuring a hassle-free and efficient transition to the US.

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Being a company founded by first-generation immigrants to the United States, we understand the challenges of starting a new life in the US and are committed to providing a successful transition for you.

Ajudando famílias a navegar o caminho ao green card pelo visto de investimento eb-5 e e-2

ARE YOU EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE U.S. AND THINKING OF APPLYING FOR A GREEN CARD THROUGH INVESTMENT?

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is a scheme that allows foreign investors, their spouses and dependents (unmarried children under the age of 21) to obtain a green card in the United States.

What is an EB-5 visa?

Each year, 10,000 EB-5 visas are allocated under the U.S. EB-5 Investor Program for applicants who invest in USCIS-approved commercial enterprises to promote economic growth.

The EB-5 visa is granted to the applicant, their spouse and dependents (unmarried children under the age of 21). It allows the investor to immigrate to the US and leads to a permanent green card.

There are 3 main requirements for the EB-5 Visa:

Step-by-step process for getting the EB-5 visa

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Choose an investment advisor and an immigration lawyer.

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Find an EB-5 Project that meets the requirements of the EB-5 program.

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Invest the required capital and submit the I-526E form to USCIS.

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Apply for Adjustment of Status (I-485 application) and file the DS-260 form..

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Get a 2-year conditional green card.

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Get permanent resident status and process an I-829 petition.

Vantagens de adquirir o Visto EB-5

Benefits of acquiring the EB-5 Visa

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the conditions for making a EB-5 investment?

For the EB-5 visa, the applicant must invest in a new commercial enterprise a minimum of $800,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) or $1.05 million outside of a TEA. The investor must prove the lawful origin of the funds invested. The U.S. Congress has defined “capital” as money and all tangible, personal or mixed assets owned and controlled by the investor. The investment must be “at risk” capital, and not have a guaranteed rate of return.

The EB-5 visa applicant must invest in a new commercial enterprise that creates at least 10 jobs for qualified employees. If the investment is made in a project within a regional center, each investor contributes to the creation of 10 jobs. If the investment is made in a project outside a regional center, 10 new full-time positions must be created by the company’s operations.

The EB-5 qualifying investment period is the time during which the investor must keep their capital invested in order to meet the requirements of the program. Generally, this period covers the duration needed to meet job creation requirements and maintain investment in a new commercial enterprise. The duration can vary depending on the specific project, but typically it is around five to six years. During this time, the investor must ensure that their investment remains at risk and that the jobs created are maintained. After the qualifying investment period, the investor can apply to have their conditional permanent resident status removed, i.e., have no further requirements for their residency.

What was the reauthorization of the EB-5 program (RIA)?

The re-authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center program extended its term through September 30, 2027, ensuring certainty for immigrant investors. The modifications include a minimum investment amount of $800,000 for targeted employment areas and $1,050,000 for other areas. The Department of Homeland Security determines which areas qualify as TEAs, and investors can file petitions even without the approval of the I-829 form. Reauthorization provides stability for investors and requires EB-5 Regional Centers to comply with established regulations.

What is the difference between a direct EB-5 visa and an EB-5 visa through a regional center?

The EB-5 program offers two investment options: the EB-5 Regional Center and EB-5 Direct Investment. Investing through a Regional Center provides significant benefits related to job creation, as it allows for the counting of direct, indirect and project-induced jobs. The investor is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and is usually a limited partner in the LLC (Limited Liability Company) formed by the regional center, while the center itself acts as the managing partner. This option is ideal for those seeking only to obtain a US green card for themselves and their family, without getting involved in commercial activities. In addition, the investor has the freedom to live, work or travel anywhere in the US, without being tied to the business in which they have invested.

HOW DOES THE PATH TO THE GREEN CARD WORK THROUGH THE EB-5 PROCESS?

EB-5 projects are typically sponsored by regional centers.

Although EB-5 investors can form their own New Commercial Enterprises, approximately 95% of EB-5 visa applicants invest through a Regional Center. EB-5 investments must be made in an EB-5 project that is considered a new commercial enterprise and will result in the creation of 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.

New commercial enterprises are defined as legal, “for-profit” businesses that were founded on or after November 29, 1990.

Older companies may qualify if the EB-5 investment leads to a significant restructuring of the business or an increase in the number of employees or net worth of an existing company by 40%. Companies can be structured in various ways, as a sole proprietorship, limited or general partnership, corporation, business trust or as other publicly or privately owned business structures. These EB-5 investments can be – Mixed-use facilities, Hotels, Sports complexes, Food and beverages, Agricultural developments, vineyards and farms, Electric vehicles, Manufacturing, Biotechnology and medical technologies, Entertainment venues, Convention centers, Office buildings etc.

Expandindo seus negócio nos Estados Unidos e pensando no visto de empresário E-b5
Expandindo seus negócio nos Estados Unidos e pensando no visto de empresário E-2?

EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THINKING ABOUT THE E-2 VISA FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

An E-2 or "treaty investor" visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows a foreign investor to live and work in the United States through a relatively quick process. The investor must be from a country with an established E-2 treaty agreement with the United States and must intend to come to the United States to manage and develop their business venture. The genuine enterprise must be viable and the visa applicant must have an active role in the management of the business.

Investors can also include their spouses and any unmarried children under the age of 21 in their application. The spouse of a visa holder can apply for employment authorization to work anywhere in the US, something that other nonimmigrant visas, such as the H1-B and TN visas, do not offer.

In addition, their children who enroll in school do not need a separate student visa and can potentially benefit from resident tuition fees at certain colleges and universities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the E-2 Visa?

The E-2 visa is a nonimmigrant investor visa for foreign individuals from treaty countries seeking to operate a business in the United States. A treaty country refers to a foreign nation with any of the following criteria:

· Holds a trade and navigation treaty with the United States.

· Holds a qualified international agreement.

· Designated as a qualifying country by law.

The E-2 visa is available to foreign nationals from treaty countries including Italy, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and others. Countries without a treaty with the USA for the E-2 visa include Brazil. India, China, Vietnam, Kenya and Dubai.

What is the main difference between EB-5 and E-2?

The EB-5 is a direct path to the greencard. The E-2 is a pathway to a non-immigrant visa that allows the holder to do business in the USA. The investment amount tends to be lower (USD$100mil to USD$200mil minimum). However, the E-2 does not give direct access to the greencard.

MEET THE VISIONARY BEHIND THE SUCCESS: FABÍOLA BUENO IS THE FOUNDER OF THE GROUP RESEARCH.

Fabíola Bueno has over 20 years’ experience in leading global international negotiations (at Wall Street, Washington D.C., Palo Alto, Miami, São Paulo among others).

Her core skills include EB-5 investments, M&A transactions, private equity, corporate finance, fixed income strategies, structured finance, and financing real estate projects and policies. She has successfully completed over 200 EB-5 investments, resulting in a green card and principal reimbursement for accredited investors.

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