We provide tailored immigration advice to foreign investors
Malik Law Firm is dedicated to advising clients on how investment offers the opportunity to immigrate to the United States, for themselves, their family or key employees. Attorneys in our Investor Visa Group are highly skilled business immigration advisors experienced at achieving immigration objectives through investment transactions.
Our attorneys are accomplished at resolving the challenges posed in planning and documenting these sophisticated visas. Our clients especially value our creative problem solving approach, and our ability to complete cases on a timely basis.
EB-5 Immigrant Visas Filed Through Your Own Company
Malik Law Firm is highly skilled in immigrant investor visa petitions. Under this petition, foreign investors contributing $500,000 to $1,000,000 to a new enterprise that they own and manage, and who directly create 10 new full-time jobs for local workers, are granted green card (i.e., permanent resident) status in the United States for 2 years. A second petition is then required within 2 years to obtain green card status without conditions.
Our Attorneys use their expertise to counsel clients on the three most significant issues relating to individual immigrant investor visas: the source of the funds invested in the company; the investor’s ownership and actual management of the new company, and the creation of at least 10 new full-time jobs for local workers. Our keen understanding of immigrant investor petitions enable us to often find creative and novel solutions to the complex questions of finance, corporate structures and investment planning that are essential to immigrant investor cases.
EB-5 Immigrant Visas Filed Through a Regional Center
Regional Centers are businesses authorized by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to support foreign investors in their green card petitions, and to develop and manage such investments in a specific location in the U.S. Generally, Regional Centers require investments of $500,000. There are over 50 USCIS-approved Regional Centers.
Regional Centers offer foreign investors several benefits, including enabling the pooling investments; using indirect job creation in the community to establish that 10 jobs were created, and having investments managed by the Regional Center, while still maintaining investor oversight.
Our Attorneys are sought by clients to act as detailed guides to the complex process of understanding the immigration steps involved in a Regional Center petition, and in understanding the risks and benefits each Regional Center offers investors from an immigration point of view. Our Investor Visa group also analyzes client’s potential assets to determine the most effective source of funds. When the initial investment has been completed, Malik Law Firm will prepare and file all necessary immigrant visa petitions before USCIS or a U.S. Consulate abroad.