With offices in Stamford, New York, and Dubai Attorney Kasra and her team of US Visa experts specialize in customizing programs for investors from MENA region, India, and China to navigate them through challenging legal issues.
We are a leading expert in U.S. Immigration and provide creative solutions to investors seeking EB-5, E-2 (treaty investor) and L-1 (intracompany transferee) visas.
Side-by-side Comparison of Investment Options in USA
|E-2||L-1||RC’s EB-5||Direct EB-5|
|Investment Amonut (USD)||Any amount but enough to buy or create a business||Any amount||$500,000 (TEA*) $1,000,000||$500,000 (TEA*) $1,000,000|
|Borrowed Investment (Loan)||Yes (Certain rules applied)||Yes||Yes (Certain rules applied)||Yes (Certain rules applied)|
|Investment Location||Any||Any||TEA* : $500,000 Non-TEA: $1,000,000||TEA* : $500,000 Non-TEA: $1,000,000|
|Job Creation Requirements||Usually Investor + follow the Business Plan closely||Usually Investor + follow Business Plan closely||10 direct or indirect jobs||10 direct jobs|
|Investor’s Role||Management or/ and day-to-day duties (optional)||Management||None||Investing and normally Management Acitivities|
|Purchasing an Existing Company||Yes||Yes||N/A||Yes, must add 10 full-time jobs|
|Employment Required||Better to have||Yes, 1 year as a manager||No||Better to have|
|Country (Passport Specific)||Treaty Country||Any (if foreign business is in certain countries like Iran there are restrictions)||Any||Any|
|Company outside the US||No||Yes||No||No|
|Time line**||Usually 2-4 months||4-6 months 15 business days if expedited||1.5 to 2 Years||1.5 to 2 Years|
|LPR (Green Card)||May convert to EB-5 only if investment grows to meet minimum EB-5 requirements later on||Managers & Directors may apply for LPR after one year of entry||Yes||Yes|
|Fast Track||Yes, If in US with another valid visa||Yes||No||No|
|1st Visa Issuance||2-year (most nationals)||3-years (consult lawyer)||Starts with 2 year conditional LPR||Starts with 2 year conditional LPR|
|Maximum Length||As long as the business is running||7 years||Permanent||Permanent|
|Who is considered Investor’s Family (Derivative)||Spouse & Unmarried Children under 21||Spouse & Unmarried Children under 21||Spouse & Unmarried Children under 21||Spouse & Unmarried Children under 21|
|Can Your Derivative work?||Yes, if qualified||Yes, if qualified||Yes, if qualified||Yes, if qualified|
|Can Your Derivative Attend School/University?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Employment||Can apply upon entry||Can apply upon entry||After Obtaining Green Card||After Obtaining Green Card|
*TEA: Targeted Employment Area refers to “rural area” or an area which has experienced unemployment of at least 150% of the national average rate.
**Average processing time from the receipt dates . Subject to change without any notification.
***This is proprietary information and subject to change and should not be considered as legal advice. It provides a very general outlook in the scope of work.
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