Louisiana Immigration Law Firm

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Immigration Law Attorney Serving Louisiana Helping You Begin The Next Chapter of Your Life

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa

Counsel From A Proven Lake Charles Immigration Lawyer: (337) 214-0670

In the early 1990s, lawmakers recognized an opportunity to grow domestic businesses and create jobs by allowing foreign-born investors to enter the country to invest and engage in American enterprises. The result is the EB-5 visa, which is still available to foreign nationals looking to come our country to invest in commercial entities here in the U.S.

Why Choose Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP?

If you're an investor or businessperson looking to enter the U.S. or are already here with EB-5 status and are facing a complication, the Lake Charles immigration law attorneys at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is ready to assist you!

  • You get counsel from dedicated, knowledgeable lawyers
  • We've helped 1,000+ clients navigate their matters
  • We focus on arriving at effective and secure solutions
  • We're ready to help you resolve your matter as quickly and favorably as possible

Want to learn more about how we can assist you?Call us at(337) 214-0670 today.

EB-5 Visa Eligibility

There are two circumstances that can qualify for an investor for an EB-5 visa from the USCIS. One is if they intend to create at least 10 full-time jobs within two years of receiving the visa (or indirectly create or preserve jobs). The second possible qualification is if the applicant is looking to invest in a new commercial enterprise.

A “new commercial enterprise” must:

  • Be founded after November 29, 1990, or
  • Be founded before November 29, 1990 but has been purchased and reorganized
  • Be founded before November 29, 1990 but will expand 40% or more via the investment

Nearly any kind of commercial entity can be the subject of an EB-5 petition, from large corporations to sole proprietorships. What's critical is that you have a specific financial plan, the cooperation of domestic collaborators, and thorough petition information. Our firm can help you ensure that your EB-5 petition is as compelling as possible so that you and your investment plans stand the best chance at avoiding any USCIS red tape.

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  • Ashley Forert Dees = a team of professionals.

    “Ashley Forert Dees = a team of professionals. I strongly recommend them for the patience, goodness and precision with which they helped me through this process of the green card . I could not have made a better choice! Thank you all, dearly, Poliana Houston.”

    Poliana Houston

  • This entire office is an amazing team and we recommend them to all of our friends

    “We have been using this office since 2014. They have helped us from adjusting my husbands status from his overstayed visa, to getting his travel permit, green card, and now his citizenship! They were able to pretty much do everything for us to where we only needed to submit documents and stay in contact. They made the entire process smooth and quick for us. They helped put our minds at ease when we were worried what could happen while we wait. Very good with quick response times! Very friendly staff! Both Ashley & Jeb were amazing to us and worked closely with us throughout the process! Maria & Josue were our main contacts throughout this as well and were just friendly and always answered my questions. Karen & Ann were amazing with working out payment arrangements for us during a difficult time of a new baby. This entire office is an amazing team and we recommend them to all of our friends who will need to go through these things as well! Thanks for all your help!”

    C. T.

  • The best in town

    “Highly professional! Excellent Communication”

    Linda Louis

  • Thank you all for aiding us in finally having a stress-free life.

    “We we're very nervous about driving 3 hours just to get an attorney but upon arrival we immediately felt comfortable. The estimated process time given to us from this office was 6-9 months and we finished everything before the 9 months which was amazing. Thanks to Ashley, Josue, Maria and Karen we succeeded in getting my husband's Green Card. Our family can finally live in peace knowing we will not he separated. We have felt like these people became part of our family. Nothing about this felt like an attorney on client relationship, everything was personal and very professional and we could not have asked for a better experience. We will definitely be hiring Ashley again for the removal of conditions for my husband and hopefully my husband decides to do his citizenship so we can again, hire Ashley. Thank you all for aiding us in finally having a stress-free life. God Bless you all! Muchas Gracias por todo. --*The Terrazas family. *Case involved an I-130 + I-485 Adjustment of Status. ”

  • She is an excellent attorney

    “I have had the opportunity to work with Ashley Foret Dees as a colleague in cases we have handled together and in conferences. She is an excellent attorney and I would recommend her he anyone looking for an immigration attorney.”


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