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A number of immigration options are available to foreign investors seeking to put their resources to work in the United States. Determining which option is right for any individual investor is often tricky and always complicated. Los Angeles EB-5 investor visa attorney Patricia Depew helps investors and other business professionals choose the right options by providing them with sound, experienced legal counsel and representation. Her comprehensive immigration practice includes family-based immigration, business and employment immigration, and investment and trader visas. Ms. Depew also represents clients before the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the INS) and U.S. Immigration Court.
For “high-end” investors, EB-5 investor status can create permanent residency for investors who demonstrate that they have made, or will make, a substantial investment in a U.S.-based business that creates jobs in the United States. Investors must demonstrate that they have invested, or are actively investing, into a new commercial enterprise. Specifically, the invested amount must be a minimum $1 million in most regions, or a minimum $500,000 in select, targeted areas. These are rural or high-unemployment regions in the United States. Also, the investor must show that the investment will create at least ten full-time jobs for workers in the United States.
Only 10,000 EB-5 visas are made available annually, but the high investment amount is prohibitive to most investors; as a result, all 10,000 EB-5 visas are rarely granted in a single year, visas are available, and there’s little waiting. The EB-5 visa offers a path to permanent residency that does not require a sponsor, does not require a labor certification, and can be obtained relatively quickly. Through the EB-5 program, investors can eventually be granted permanent U.S. residency, and if they desire, apply for citizenship.
Patricia Depew is an experienced California EB-5 investor visa attorney who represents clients throughout Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley region, and the surrounding areas. If you are applying for an EB-5 investor visa (or just considering it), or if you are already a visa holder, you’ll want an attorney who handles your legal affairs personally rather than a firm where no one knows your name and you become just another number. Ms. Depew works with diligence and dedication to keep abreast of the latest developments in the evolving field of immigration law. She understands the stress and pressure that clients experience when years of hard work and large amounts of investment capital are at stake. Ms. Depew will do everything to make sure that your EB-5 application is thorough and complete, and she provides legal counsel and representation in all immigration-related legal matters.
Ms. Depew also provides a welcoming, comfortable environment for clients to discuss their needs. She will move you quickly beyond legal rhetoric to the core of whatever legal matter you face. Call Patricia Depew today at 310-284-8494. Se Habla Español.
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This publication and the information included in it are not intended to serve as a substitute for consultation with an attorney. Specific legal issues, concerns and conditions always require the advice of appropriate legal professionals.