Our team at Ma'ayergi & Associates provides solutions for EB-5 investor petitions. We provide EB-5 services for petitioners world-wide with top quality legal aid, advice, and representation throughout the EB-5 process.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa attracts foreign capital in the U.S., creates jobs for U.S. workers, and most importantly, provides for a route to a Green Card and eventually citizenship for the Investor.
The EB-5 Visa requires you, as the Investor, to show that the investment directly or indirectly results in the creation or preservation of 10 full-time jobs in the U.S.
The EB-5 Visa requires capital, which means cash, equipment, inventory, tangible property, case equivalents, and indebtedness secured by assets owned by you. You must show that these funds come from a legitimate source. The investment must be at-risk, which means you have put up capital that could be lost.
In general, the minimum qualifying investment in the U.S. is $1 million for city areas. For a targeted employment area (high unemployment or rural area), the minimum qualifying investment in the U.S. is $500,000. A targeted employment area is an area that is a rural area or an area which has experienced unemployment of at least 150% of the U.S. national average rate. A rural area is any area not within either a metropolitan area (as designated by the Office of Management and Budget) or the outer boundary of any city having a population of 20,000 or more (according to the most recent U.S. Census data).
Finding a Project
The EB-5 Investor must find a project to invest in, either a business, investment project, or a "Regional Center." A Regional Center is a U.S. government set-up pilot entity which promote growth in certain geographic areas. In this situation, you would invest your money into the Regional Center, but would see a very small return on capital.
Filing the Petition
Ma'ayergi & Associates will assist you in filing the petition, which generally takes up to six months to get a decision from the Government.
After the initial petition, the Government may request additional evidence. Do not worry as this is a normal process for the Government to further examine your investment. It also gives you the opportunity to strengthen your case for your EB-5 petition.
The Green Card Process
Once the petition is filed and approved, the Government will issue you a conditional Green Card while you move forward wtih hiring the required 10 full-time U.S. workers. Once you have met all the requirements you will be able to move toward a permanet Green Card. Ma'ayergi & Associates can assist you in removing the conditions on your Green Card to obtain a permanent
Family Members of EB-5 Investors
An EB-5 Visa allows the Investor to petition to get Green Cards for their family (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21).
The U.S. Government makes 10,000 of these Visas available every year. The process is generally quicker than other visa routes, however, it is extremely complex and requires a great amount of documentation and a legal brief as to why you should qualify for this visa. With Ma'ayergi & Associates, we can assist you throughout this entire process, from formulation to Citizenship.
Ma'ayergi & Associates, LLC focuses on employment-based U.S.immigration matters. Our experienced legal staff is capable of handling the most complex immigration cases, including aliens of extraordinary ability, treaty traders and investors, outstanding professors and researchers, national interest waivers, exchange visitor waivers, and the full range of professional and skilled positions for permanent labor certification
We have extensive experience in guiding multinational corporations in the immigration issues in employment eligibility verification ("I-9") audits, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and reductions in workforce. Our attorneys will also assist employees and individuals with family-based immigration issues.
We have the capability to manage the entire immigration process for a company on a turnkey basis, minimizing the day-to-day involvement of the foreign employee and client company's human resources staff.
Ma'ayergi & Associates, LLC will also design and implement custom immigration programs, and will develop corporate immigration policies and standards tailored to the specific needs of your business. We have extensive experience in setting up and administering Blanket L and J-1 exchange visitor programs.
Ma'ayergi & Associates, LLC adheres to the highest standards for compliance, accuracy, timeliness and tracking metrics. We provide services with high value and at competitive prices. We assure clients full access to attorneys and support staff to answer questions and to resolve important immigration and visa issues. Our attorneys are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and both attorneys and legal assistants regularly participate in professional development.
The use of technology has enabled us to enhance value while retaining quality standards. Our national client base includes multinational corporations in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, information technology, medical technology and services, engineering services, and research and development. We also represent several national and international non-profit organizations, including universities.
Ma’ayergi & Associates, LLC will help you in petitioning family members to come to the United States. We will assist non-immigrant visa holders to bring their dependents on accompanying visas. We also will help U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents petitioner for family members to come to the U.S.
In addition, we offer legal services on immigration issues involving fiancé visas, adopted children, orphans, and Special Immigrant Juveniles (from Probate Court to Green Card).
Moreover, we assist individuals with asylum claims and deportation defense matters before USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and Immigration Courts