New York EB5 Visa Lawyers

What is the EB5 Visa?

The EB5 Immigrant Investor Program (“EB-5 Program”) is a U.S. system that offers the opportunity for foreign investors to obtain U.S. lawful permanent resident status (aka Green Card) for themselves and their immediate families.  The EB-5 Program provides a pathway to a permanent green card and eventually citizenship for qualified immigrant investors.

The U.S. Congress created the EB5 category in the Immigration Act of 1990 to create jobs for American workers by attracting foreign capital investment to the U.S. The investor is allowed to engage in new or existing commercial enterprise anywhere in the US by investing a certain amount in a new commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy.

Currently, the EB5 investor must contribute a minimum amount of US$800K  in a TEA or $1.05M in non-TEA to a new commercial enterprise in the U.S. job creation of at least ten (10) full-time jobs with a lawful source of funds.  As of March 15, 2022, the EB5 investors in the United States may file concurrently their I-485 Adjustment of Status application. This legislation offers the EB5 investors the opportunity to get their EAD card and Advance Parole to travel pending the approval of their i-526 petitions – which is taking 18-24 months.  For EB-5 investment in TEA or rural area, the priority date is current for all countries. As such, this is a great time to get your green card faster under the EB5 Program, especially, for countries with a long backlog, like China and India.

EB5 Investor Visa Requirements

Under the EB5 Program, your investment must meet all the requirements of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, including the (i) investment must be at risk and (ii) creation of at least 10 full-time jobs for each investor.  The EB-5 Program is very complex with many challenges to obtaining your green card.  One of the major challenges we see is the source of funds documentation for the EB-5 investors, in addition to performing due diligence on EB-5 projects.  The EB-5 Program remains a great, practical, and fast venue for immigration to the U.S.   It is important to see the advice of a qualified EB-5 lawyer, not only for the preparation of the immigration paperwork, but in the investment of the underlying U.S. business entity, or the purchase of an already existing U.S. business.

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One-Stop EB-5 Investor Visa Practice

Chan Law Firm provides developers and immigration investors the needed services to successfully leverage the EB-5 Program. We offer EB-5 Regional Center formation, marketing, and compliance services tailored to developers and immigrant investors. Our legal team and strategic partners are committed to helping our clients achieve their business and personal goals. Our comprehensive services include:

  • sample eb5 visa lawyer green cardForming of regional centers for developers;
  • Assisting developers with the best EB-5 structure based on their business and capital-raising objectives;
  • Preparation of documents and reports to ensure regional centers and developers meet USCIS reporting requirements;
  • Counseling on financial strategies concerning EB-5 and its full capital stack;
  • Representing immigration investors in connection with their investments in both Direct EB-5 Immigrant Visa Program and EB-5 Regional Center projects; and
  • Assisting immigrant investors seeking permanent residence in the U.S.

EB-5 Visa Attorney New York

Chan Law Firm has obtained USCIS-designated regional center approvals in several states and is currently helping developers market their projects, and assisting immigrant investors globally with their EB-5 visa applications. With the visa applications, we are helping to bring millions of dollars into the U.S. economy while creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs all over the country. We are proud to work with our developers and immigrant investors to achieve the economic development objectives of the EB-5 Program.

Reach out to our EB5 attorneys in NYC by sending us a message or calling our firm at 646-225-1727 to see if we can help you.

Partners at Chan Law Firm

Min Chan

Managing Partner

Since 1998, Ms. Chan is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is a prominent EB-5 attorney who has been featured in China Daily, The Real Deal, The New York Times, EB-5 Investors Magazine and other major publications.


Government Relations

With over 40 years of international diplomacy, Michael McClary is a retired U.S. federal executive with the Department of Energy. Mr. McClary graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam.


CRX, Director of Finance

Lamont Blackstone is the principal of G.L. Blackstone & Associates, an urban commercial real estate consulting company. With over 25 years of experience in real estate and finance, Mr. Blackstone is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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