EB-5 Who Can Qualify
Your success in qualifying for EB-5 visa status starts with the approval of a Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur).
The EB-5 attorneys at the immigration law firm of Hodkinson Law Group work with EB-5 applicants every day. We see first-hand how carefully the U.S. Embassy and USCIS scrutinize the financial resources, educational background, and prior business experience reported in the Form I-526 submitted by every EB-5 applicant.
The most important qualifications you will need to demonstrate for your EB-5 application are outlined below.
EB-5 Financial Qualifications
Building a business is a long-term commitment that requires sound business judgment and sufficient financial resources to withstand the pressures of both positive and negative business cycles.
EB-5 investors who choose to invest through a Regional Center or the regular EB-5 program must meet certain financial qualifications. Basically, the U.S. Government looks for sophisticated immigrants who qualify as "accredited investors" in order to maximize their likelihood of business success. State and federal securities laws require this approach in order to protect your investment.
An alien investor who meets the following financial criteria is generally viewed as having the means to support a successful EB-5 business investment:
- Net worth of $1 million, as measured for an individual or a married couple; or
- Individual income of $200,000 or more, or a minimum joint income of $300,000, in each of the two previous years; and
- Future income and assets of a reasonably expected comparable level
Your source of assets, plus any obligations or encumbrances associated with these assets, play an integral role in your EB-5 application. The U.S. visa attorneys at Hodkinson Law Group can help you analyze your assets and document them appropriately in your Form I-526 EB-5 application.
EB-5 Experience Qualifications
Your formal education and business experience also support the EB-5 approval process. Our U.S. immigration lawyers carefully review your background to identify suitable qualifying EB-5 business capabilities, including experience in:
- Sales and marketing
- Production or service operations
- Customer service
- Hiring decisions
- Cash flow management
- Accounting and bookkeeping
Discuss your EB-5 Qualifications with Experienced U.S. Visa Attorneys
The EB-5 visa lawyers at Hodkinson Law Group concentrate in helping immigrants apply for EB-5 and other forms of U.S. visas. We understand how to complete the Form I-526, including all of the supporting documentation needed for your EB-5 visa application. Contact us today to discuss your U.S. immigration goals.