What is the EB-5 Visa?

Welcome back to the American Venture Solutions EB-5 Blog! If you are just joining us, in our last post, we talked about the importance of choosing the right EB-5 lawyer and what characteristics the right EB-5 lawyer will have. The characteristics that we discussed include:

  • Knowledge of Business & Immigration – Hiring an EB-5 lawyer who specializes in the integration of business and immigration for the success of being approved for EB-5 status is crucial.
  • Experience Preparing EB-5 Visas – Knowledge is valuable, but knowledge that has been put to the test through experience is even more valuable. When looking for an EB-5 lawyer, find one who meets with clients and fills out paperwork for the EB-5 process on a regular basis.
  • Direct Investments vs. Regional Center – Before hiring an EB-5 lawyer, find out if the one who you are considering specifies in direct investment ventures or regional center ventures. Pick an EB-5 attorney who specializes in your investment focus. If you don’t know what kind of investment to make, speak to a financial advisor beforehand.
  • Fees – Before you hire your EB-5 lawyer, ask them for the complete expense of their services for the entire process. Know how much they will be asking you to pay including all hidden fees.
  • Communication – Also, consider their communication style. Do they communicate well with you? Do they explain themselves well and respond to you in a timely manner?
  • Personable – Do they seem to genuinely and professionally care about you? Do they make you feel comfortable?

These are all valuable characteristics that your EB-5 lawyer must have so that you can successfully become an EB-5 investor and gain permanent residency.

So, What is the EB-5 Visa?

Depending on where you are in the process, you may be wondering what an EB-5 visa is. The EB-5 visa is a great opportunity for foreign investors to not only help the American economy by investing in particular ventures, but because they are investing, they can also gain permanent residence in the US. This provides much to both parties. Not only does it give you the opportunity to increase your investment and live in the US, but you are aiding in the creation and preservation of jobs.

The EB-5 Process

The EB-5 process can feel like a confusing process for the potential EB-5 investor, but it does not have to be a stressful process. Here are the basic steps for becoming an EB-5 investor.

Find an Experience Financial Advisor

One of the first parts of the process is to find a financial advisor who can help you determine what investment opportunity would make you the most successful. For a basic understanding, you have two options: direct investments and regional centers. America Venture Solutions EB-5 offers EB-5 investors projects such as Lake Point Logistics. Lake Point Logistics is a heavy materials hauling company and is the first independent trucking fleet of its kind.

Find a EB-5 Lawyer

You must find an EB-5 lawyer who is not only experienced, but also knowledgeable. An EB-5 lawyer will guide you through the process not only in the necessary documentation, but also for proper filing. Be very selective in who you choose to guide you through the process; they may determine the success of your investment and your goal of becoming a permanent US resident.

Prove Your Source of Funds

Next, you must provide proof of your funds for your investment. Bank statements, tax returns, and employment letters are documents that are accepted as means of proving your ability to invest. After your EB-5 lawyer feels that your have satisfactory funds that will be accepted by USCIS, you can begin the process of transferring your funds to the investment of your choice. While you are going through this process, you should be working on filing your 1-526 application to keep your forward motion.

1-526 Approval & Visa Processing

The next step in becoming an EB-5 investor is to wait. During this time, USCIS will be reviewing your application and determining if you qualify. You will be asked to interview at the consulate in your country, and after you complete all these steps, USCIS will decide if you qualify to become an EB-5 investor and gain the appropriate visa.

Conditional Residents

Once you are an official EB-5 investor, you are approved to move you and your family to the US as conditional residents. You will be allowed to live in the US as conditional residents for two years after you have moved here. During this time, we or the other investment option that you choose will be busy using your investment to create and preserve jobs, thus stimulating the US economy. During this time, you can start to put down semi-permanent roots: enroll your kids in school, find a place to call home, and more.

Prove Creation of 10 Jobs

Before your two years of conditional residency come to a close, and more specifically ninety days before, you will need to provide proof of creating 10 jobs through your chosen EB-5 program by filing an I-829 form. Once proof is accepted, you and your family are official and permanent US residents! You will receive permanent green cards as proof of your residency. After living here for five years, your family is eligible to become US citizens.


Depending on your investment type, you as the EB-5 investor may be able to recover your investment and actually make a profit that can help you to continue to make a life here in the states. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to choose your investment wisely.

Want to Become an EB-5 Investor?

Does becoming an EB-5 investor sound like something you would like to do? Do you want to make a profitable investment in your future? Contact us at American Venture Solutions EB-5! We offer viable EB-5 investment projects. Currently, Lake Point Logistics is the project that we are offering to EB-5 investors, as well as Tennessee Restoration.

Lake Point Logistics

As we mentioned previously in our post, Lake Point Logistics is an independent materials transportation services that fills a great need in South Florida. Lake Point Logistics is an EB-5 investor-funded company that hauls aggregate mining materials. To learn more about Lake Point Logistics and how this independent enterprise is a step above the competition, visit our website.

Tennessee Restoration

American Venture Solutions EB-5’s newest addition to the opportunities that we offer EB-5 investors is Tennessee Restoration LLC. This company specializes in providing east Tennessee with land development, timber harvesting, and hay production. All of these ventures will be worked together to use 16,000 acres in eastern Tennessee to its highest potential. To learn more about this new and exciting investment opportunity, visit our website!

To read more about our previous fully-funded and successful investment opportunities, visit our website. Have questions about becoming an EB-5 investor? Contact us for free information!

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