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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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  • This firm was great!

    “This firm was great! They helped my uncle obtain his green card. The entire staff was extremely helpful and pleasant at all times. We live in Houston and the staff made us feel like at home anytime we had questions. It was a long process but the Attorneys were very hands on and met all of our expectations. If I could rate this higher than 5 stars I would. Thank you so much everyone for all the help, my uncle is extremely thankful and we recommend this firm to everyone, you all are the BEST!”

    Mayely M.

  • 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

  • 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.”


  • The best in town

    “Highly professional! Excellent Communication”

    Linda Louis

  • I Don't Know Where We Would Be Without Your Guidance

    “"Claire got her 10 year card in the mail Wednesday 11/27. Needless to say she is very excited and happy. Me too! We could not have accomplished this without you. Claire and I cannot say thank you enough. Please thank everyone in your office, especially Karen, for us. I don't know where we would be without your professional guidance. It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff. If there is anything we still need to do please let us know. Also, know this. If anyone ever says they are in need of immigration assistance within earshot of me, I will immediately and enthusiastically give them your name." *Case involved a Naturalization process for his wife. ”

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