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Experienced EB-5 Attorneys: Your Trusted Advisors for the U.S. Investor Visa Program

At Padua Law Firm, a boutique law firm based in Houston, we provide exceptional U.S. Investor Visa legal services for individuals and families. Our dedicated team specializes in assisting foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens) with all legal aspects related to obtaining a U.S. Investor Visa.

Our Expertise

Our EB-5 Visa practice is centered on helping both qualifying projects as well as high-net-worth individuals and families invest in the U.S. while securing U.S. Residence visas through the EB-5 Investor Visa program. This process requires the combined skills of an experienced immigration lawyer and a knowledgeable business lawyer.

Comprehensive Legal Services

  • Legal Guidance: Legal advisory services and representation on the U.S. Investor Visa application process.
  • Investment Strategies: Strategic counsel on due diligence of investment opportunities to meet EB-5 requirements.
  • Residency Status: Legal support with all aspects of adjusting status to permanent residency in the U.S.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss your eligibility for a U.S. investor visa or have any related inquiries, please contact us at 713-840-1411 or email us at sp@padualaw.com.

Padua Law Firm is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to ensure a smooth and successful transition for our clients.

About the EB-5 Investor Visa Program: Invest in America and Contribute to U.S. Economic Growth

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), was created by Congress in 1990 to boost the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment from foreign investors. The program allows foreign investors to qualify for EB-5 classification in the United States by investing in new commercial enterprises or through regional centers designated by USCIS. The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 introduced new requirements and extended the Regional Center Program until September 30, 2027.

Why Participate in the EB-5 Visa Investment Program?

  • Pathway to U.S. Residency: Obtain a Green Card for you and your immediate family.
  • High standard of living: The standard of living in the U.S. is one of highest and safest in the world. High net worth individuals and families should seriously consider the USA as a long term option.
  • Economic Contribution: Invest in U.S. businesses and contribute to job creation.
  • Diverse Investment Options: Choose from a variety of commercial enterprises and regional centers.
  • International wealth diversification: Diversifying your assets internationally is a strategic approach to significantly reduce your economic exposure to geographic and geopolitical risks associated with any single country. By spreading your investments across various countries, you safeguard your wealth from potential threats such as government expropriation, excessive taxation, or geopolitical conflicts in one particular nation.

Key Requirements

1. Investment in New Commercial Enterprise

  • Must be established after November 29, 1990, or restructured/expanded businesses.
  • Eligible entities include sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, LLCs, and more.

2. Job Creation

  • Directly or indirectly create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.
  • Jobs must be full-time (35 hours/week) and not intermittent or temporary.

3. Capital Investment

  • Minimum investment amounts:
    • $1,050,000 generally
    • $800,000 in “targeted employment areas”
  • Investments must be legally sourced and valued at fair market value.

Targeted Employment Areas

  • Rural Areas: Areas outside metropolitan statistical areas or cities/towns with populations under 20,000.
  • High Unemployment Areas: Areas with unemployment rates at least 150% of the national average.

Special Provisions

  • Troubled Businesses: Maintain existing employment levels in businesses experiencing significant financial difficulties.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Invest in government-administered public works projects.

Visa Set-Asides

Each fiscal year, a portion of EB-5 visas is reserved for investments in:

  • Rural Areas: 20%
  • High Unemployment Areas: 10%
  • Infrastructure Projects: 2%

Unused visas in these categories carry over for one year before becoming available for general EB-5 use.

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Embark on your journey to U.S. residency and make a positive economic impact. For more information, contact us or visit our website.

If you would like to consult with a trustworthy attorney about your eligibility for a U.S. investor visa or related matters, please contact us at 713-840-1411 or email us. EB-5 Investor visas offer a mutually beneficial opportunity for foreign nationals to contribute to economic growth and job creation in the USA while achieving their goals of becoming productive American citizens, diversifying their assets, accessing quality education, and protecting their wealth.

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