Buying a Business in the United States: The EB-5 Visa



If you are living abroad and are looking for a way to permanently immigrate to the United States, then perhaps the EB-5 Visa is for you.

 

What is an EB-5 Visa?

 

An EB-5 Visa is for investors who have invested a substantial amount in a new business venture in the United States that allows for a certain number of U.S. jobs to be created. This is a Visa that allows for permanent immigration status for the investor, along with their spouse and unmarried children.

 

What qualifies as a substantial amount?

 

The answer is it depends on the circumstances. In some cases, the amount invested for this type of Visa could be as little as $500,000.

 

You can find out more about this type of Visa from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website here:

http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-fifth-preference-eb-5/eb-5-immigrant-investor

 

How do I start the EB-5 process?

 

Talk to a business broker who has experience with the investor immigration process, and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about the EB-5 Visa process, as well as referring you to a qualified immigration attorney. We have helped many foreign national investors come to the United States, and have relationships with local immigration attorneys.

 

What if I don’t have $500,000 to invest?

 

There is another type of Visa, the E-2 Visa, that allows foreign national investors to come to the United States for a typical investment of between $80,000 to $120,000. This Visa does not grant you permanent status, but you are allowed unlimited five year or two year extensions.

 

You can read more about the E-2 Visa here:

 

Buying a Business in the United States: The E-2 Visa

 

What if I have more questions?

 

Ask us! Please feel free to leave us a comment or question below, or you can read more about using a business investment to come to the United State on our website here:

https://infinitybusinessbrokers.com/visa/

 

Michael Monnot

941.518.7138
Mike@infinitybusinessbrokers.com
1910 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL 33907

https://infinitybusinessbrokers.com

 

 


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Michael Monnot

941.518.7138
Mike@InfinityBusinessBrokers.com

5111-E Ocean Blvd
Siesta Key, FL 34242

Michael Monnot

941.518.7138
Mike@InfinityBusinessBrokers.com

9040 Town Center Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202




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