EB-5 Visa Attorney

In the 1990s, the U.S. government authorized the establishment of a special category of immigration visas known as Employment-Based category 5, or EB-5 visas. This unique subset of the U.S. visa process allows eligible immigrant investors as well as their spouses and unmarried children to help boost the economy by creating jobs and bringing large capital investments into the U.S. Although this lucrative program can lead to a variety of successful financial outcomes, the complex application process can present barriers to those unfamiliar with U.S. law. Our dedicated, determined, and experienced EB-5 visa attorney office at Daniel | Williams & Associates PLLC specializes in helping facilitate a wide range of immigration processes. For more information on our firm or to speak directly with a talented and knowledgeable EB-5 visa lawyer, please reach out to our team today. Allow us to answer your immigration law questions and set you on a path to a brighter, more prosperous, tomorrow.

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Learn More About EB-5 Visas with the Help of an EB-5 Investment Lawyer

The EB-5 visa program presents a unique way for foreign investors to obtain a permanent green card visa in the United States. Based on creating economic prosperity across the United States, it allows foreign investors to obtain conditional U.S. residence through the creation of jobs. This program establishes a win-win situation for both parties involved and has a long track record of successful outcomes and lucrative job creation.

To be considered for this program, an investor needs to prove that they intend to set up a commercial, for-profit activity that is lawful within the territories of the United States. This enterprise can take the form of a privately or publicly owned entity, a corporation, a business trust, a joint venture, or a partnership. Getting started on this track to prosperity, or addressing any immigration law issue, is fast and easy thanks to the help of our EB-5 immigration attorney team. Call or email today to learn more about the full range of details of qualifying activities which fall under this program.

What Requirements Must an EB5 Immigrant Investor Satisfy?

The process and requirements for obtaining an EB-5 visa are often complex to those unfamiliar with U.S. law. Fortunately, a consultation with an EB-5 visa lawyer can help clear up confusion and set interested parties on a path to success. Generally speaking, an interested EB-5 immigrant investor must satisfy a range of requirements including:

  • RAn investment directly into a job-creating business or into a regional center in designated areas
  • RThe ability to show the lawful source and destination of investment funds
  • RA minimum investment amount of $1M (or $500,000 for rural or underdeveloped areas)
  • RCreation of a minimum of 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers
  • RDemonstration of current or previous investments in “for-profit” commercial enterprises
  • RApproved applications result in a two-year conditional residence for the applicant
It is important to keep in mind that the government of the United States only issues 10,000 EB-5 visas each fiscal year. Therefore, preparation and research are key elements to getting your application approved. Additionally, the paperwork and documentation required for this type of visa is extensive and can take an exceptionally long time to compile and complete. For this reason, it is essential to work directly with a knowledgeable EB-5 visa attorney with over a decade of experience and unrelenting tenacity. Our team at Daniel | Williams Law Firm has this hands-on experience, professionalism, and drive to work toward successful outcomes for all of our clients.

Interested Investors Should Work Alongside a Skilled EB-5 Visa Attorney

Learning more about the EB-5 investor visa process is fast and easy when you work hand-in-hand with the talented EB-5 investment lawyer team of Daniel | Williams Law Firm. Backed by over a decade of experience, we possess the detailed knowledge and experience you need to navigate the complexities of the EB-5 visa process and fight to achieve a successful outcome to establish your profitable, job-creating, enterprise within the U.S.

In addition to our office’s EB-5 visa lawyer team, we possess in-depth knowledge of additional immigration-focused legal matters including, but not limited to:

  • Refugee and asylum applications
  • Family-sponsored immigration services
  • Skilled worker and professional visas
  • International adoptions
  • Special immigrant visas for religious workers
  • Student and fiancé/fiancée visas
  • RDV-1 “Green Card Lottery” visas and more

Do not hesitate to connect with us right away and discuss how we can help you address your legal concerns. With offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas, our female-minority-owned firm stands poised to help clients across the globe reach their goals.

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Immigration Law FAQs

What types of visas are available if I want to come to the U.S. for a visit or temporary stay?

You can choose from numerous types of visas for your visit, depending on the terms and goals of that visit, along with your own status. For instance, there are tourist visas for a leisure visit, student visas if you’re coming to the U.S. for school, visas for professional athletes, and visas for medical treatment. There are dozens of short-term visas without even considering typical immigration visas, such as those used to help reunite family members.

We can help you determine what would work best for your purposes and help you file the proper paperwork to apply. Remember that you have to abide by the length and terms of the visa, though you may also be able to change your status — by getting a green card, for instance — once you are in the United States. We can assist with all of these steps and ensure that you know exactly what is expected and required by the U.S. government.

What Does An Immigration Attorney Do?

Immigration attorneys can help with your visa application by offering expert support and advice. They can help you to fill out the paperwork correctly, understand which visa option is best for you, and submit the paperwork on your behalf.

They can then chase the paperwork if it takes too long and explain your options if your visa application is declined. Our team can also help with issues such as deportation or international adoption, so you can get all the advice and help you need with any immigration issue you might be facing.

I have received a deportation order. Is there anything I can do to avoid being deported?

Yes. Generally, once you get the order, you have the next 30 days to decide what you want to do. In that time, you can choose to file an appeal. Once you do this, your case is put on hold until the appeal is considered — meaning you won’t be deported, even if the 30 days run out before the appeal process finishes.

There are numerous reasons to appeal a deportation order, so do not assume that getting one means you’re out of options. You merely need to know what steps to take to start the appeal, on what grounds you can file it, and how to proceed to give yourself the best chance of having the order rescinded. We can walk you through these steps and offer support during a trying time.

How do I obtain a Green Card? How long will my Green Card remain valid?

You can get a green card for many different reasons, such as getting married to a U.S. citizen or applying for a green card as part of your career. You may also be able to get one as a refugee or an asylum seeker. We can help you determine if you’re eligible and which type of application you should use.

If you do get a green card, it will then last for the next 10 years. Many people use green cards as a stepping stone, allowing them to stay in the U.S. while they work on becoming a citizen, but you do not have to do so. You also have options to renew a green card after it has expired or to replace it when necessary.

Can I Appeal A Visa Refusal Or Deportation Order?

Any decision made by the U.S government concerning your immigration status can be appealed, and there are ways to reduce the chances of deportation and allow you to stay in the country while you await a verdict, although these can depend on your individual circumstances.

Also, if your visa application was declined, then there might be an alternative route that you can take to allow you to stay in the country legally.

Working with our immigration experts is the best way to reduce your chances of having an issue with your application and to ensure that if you do, it is resolved promptly.


Partner with a Dedicated EB-5 Immigration Attorney Today

Learn more about beginning the process today by speaking with a friendly EB-5 visa attorney at the Daniel | Williams Law Firm. We specialize in full-spectrum immigration law support backed by deep, hands-on, practical experience and training. From applying for a visa to visit the U.S. to adopting a child or working toward becoming a naturalized American citizen and more, we have you covered.

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