EB5 Investor Visa

Are you an immigrant who is interested in investing in a new commercial enterprise on U.S. soil? If so, you may be eligible for the EB-5 investor visa. At The Mayeaux & Associates Firm, LLC, we assist noncitizens in obtaining visas and with all other immigration-related matters. We are well-versed in U.S. immigration customs and laws, and can offer you the advice you need to proceed with your investment goals.

Foreign investors retain our services because:

  • We practice in all immigration courts nationwide.
  • We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • We are a part of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild – a non-profit that provides legal support to immigrant communities, and seeks to advance the rights of noncitizens.

Information on the EB-5 Investor Visa

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5), which was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through capital investment and job creation by foreign investors. EB-5 visas are also reserved for investors in Regional Centers designated by the USCIS and are based on accepted proposals for promoting economic growth.

EB-5 investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise. A commercial enterprise means any for-profit activity of a lawful business, including:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Joint venture
  • Holding company
  • Corporation
  • Business trust

In order to qualify for an EB-5 visa, you must preserve or create at least 10 full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers within two years of being admitted to the United States as a Conditional Permanent Resident (certain exceptions may apply). As far as job preservation goes, investors will only be credited with preserving jobs in a troubled business.

What about capital investment requirements?

Investment capital cannot be borrowed, nor can the assets of the new commercial enterprise be used to secure any of the indebtedness. The minimum qualifying investment in the United States is $1 million, and the minimum qualifying investment within a targeted employment area (high-employment or a rural area) in the U.S. is $500,000.

Contact The Mayeaux & Associates Firm, LLC

We can answer all of your questions and give you the legal advice you need to pursue your entrepreneurial plans in the United States!

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The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.

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At Mayeaux & Associates, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.

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321 Saint Joseph Street. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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