EB-5 Visa Benefits for International Students and Employees

EB5 United
April 19, 2024
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In the complex landscape of U.S. immigration, international students and professionals often seek pathways that extend beyond temporary relief. They aspire to access opportunities that ensure sustained personal and professional development in the U.S. Amidst the various visa options, the EB-5 program stands out as an exceptional choice, providing a distinct set of advantages when contrasted with conventional routes such as the F-1 and H-1B Visas. This article explores the unique advantages of the EB-5 Program for international students and employees, emphasizing its potential to pave the way toward permanent residency and entrepreneurial endeavors in the United States unrestricted.

Career Path:

The EB-5 Program offers a clear path to U.S. citizenship (if desired) through an EB-5 Green Card. This transition ensures that international students are no longer considered foreign citizens, granting them access to the same opportunities as local students. With an EB-5 Green Card, students no longer rely solely on H-1B or L-1 Visa sponsorships. This newfound freedom allows them to move seamlessly between jobs, making their profiles more attractive to employers. Many employers hesitate to hire international employees due to the restrictions imposed by F-1, H-1B, or L-1 Visas on employment tenure. In addition, workers on H-1B visas as also trapped and reliant on their employers to maintain their visa, leaving them little to no autonomy in their career and future. The EB-5 Program eliminates these barriers, providing a promising career trajectory.

Overcome H-1B Challenges:

Over 50% of investors seek the EB-5 Visa for their children studying in the U.S. and aiming for a career in America. This usually means applying for the H-1B Visa which permits employment in the U.S. for up to 6 years, contingent upon employer sponsorship. Given the overwhelming demand for the H-1B Visa, the USCIS (federal agency that manages the legal immigration process into the United States) conducts a lottery to see which Petitions are accepted. Not all students are lucky enough to have their Petitions accepted or for that matter, to secure employer sponsorship, stifling their aspirations for a future in the U.S. job market.

Unlock entrepreneurial opportunities:

One of the most appealing aspects of the EB-5 Program is its support for entrepreneurship and business ownership. International students who participate in the Program have the freedom to channel their innovative spirit and entrepreneurial drive into creating and managing their own businesses in the United States. This presents a unique opportunity for them to turn their passions, expertise, and aspirations into thriving ventures.

Concurrent Filing:

Earlier, individuals often had to return to their home countries to complete the Visa Process, disrupting their lives and careers. However, the Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 allows EB-5 investors residing in the U.S. to apply for Concurrent Filing from within the United States on a valid non-immigrant visa. This allows them to file their 1-485 Adjustment Status Application at the same time as their I-526E Petition. After Concurrent Filing, EB-5 Investors have been receiving an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advanced Parole (AP) Travel Permit within approximately 3-4 months. This allows them to live and work freely in the US, as well as travel outside the U.S. without issue upon re-entry. This helps students and their families to remain focused on their educational and professional pursuits without interruption.

Financial Benefits:

With the EB-5 Visa leading to a Green Card, students qualify for lower in-state tuition fees, which can reduce education costs significantly. Depending on their University, they could potentially save up to $140,000 during the course of their degree. This can be particularly beneficial for families with multiple children or individuals pursuing multiple degrees. EB-5 Visa holders can also enjoy tax benefits, scholarships, government grants, and 0% interest loans reserved only for Green Card holders and U.S. citizens.

These uncertainties and limitations are making international students take a closer look at the EB-5 Visa Program which greatly improves their employment prospects by granting unrestricted access to the U.S. job market and eliminating the need for employer-sponsored work visas.

Break free from visa restrictions:

With an EB-5 Green Card, international students are no longer limited to a specific industry or profession but instead have the freedom to explore diverse fields and sectors in pursuit of their professional goals. Whether they choose to work in technology, finance, healthcare, or any other sector, the EB-5 Program provides the foundation for them to pursue rewarding and fulfilling careers tailored to their interests and aspirations.

The EB-5 Program stands out as one of the most efficient and expeditious means to benefit from the American education system and way of life as it enables investors to enjoy all the benefits of a Green Card without the restrictions typical of the non-immigrant Visa.

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Disclaimer: The information provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please contact an attorney to obtain advice about a particular issue.


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