EB-5 U.S. investment immigration is a way that many people choose to immigrate to the United States, but if there is not enough money, is there any other option besides EB-5?
Tony, the business director of the ALC Investment Immigration Regional Center with offices in Hong Kong and an American immigration lawyer, will explain to you two methods of immigrating to the United States related to outstanding talents.
1. Without the funding of $500,000, how can you consider immigrating to the United States?
Tony: Immigrants to the United States are mainly divided into two categories, family-based immigration and occupational immigration.
It is also divided into 5 categories in the occupational immigration category, and EB-5 investment immigration is the fifth category. And only two of the remaining employment immigration categories do not need to be hired by local US employers and can apply directly to the USCIS. It is the EB-1A Outstanding Talent and the EB-2 (National Interest Waiver) National Interest Waiver.
2. Please explain in detail what are the requirements for EB-1A and EB-2 (NIW)?
Tony: EB-1A applicants must have outstanding achievements in the fields of science, art, athletics, education or business.
How to prove outstanding achievement?
The USCIS will consider two directions: 1) The applicant has won a global award in one of the five categories, such as the Nobel Prize, Olympic medals, Oscar awards, etc.
Of course, such people are very rare.
2) If the applicant has not won an international award, the applicant needs to prove that 3 of the 10 conditions prescribed under the law are met.
The 10 conditions include: Has the applicant won a national award in the country where he lives?
Have you been interviewed by famous media?
Has the article or artwork been widely reported?
Are the published articles frequently cited?
Have you been invited to serve as a judge for relevant key events?
Have you been invited to become a professional member?
Have you made a meaningful contribution to the industry?
Is the salary higher than that of peers?
As for the EB-2 (NIW) requirements, the applicant must have a master's degree or above related to science, arts and business.
If you only have a bachelor's degree, you must have 5 consecutive years of relevant work experience.
The second is to prove how to meet the NIW National Interest Waiver. Generally, EB-2 needs to be hired by a local employer, and after obtaining the approval of the Ministry of Labor, an immigration application can be submitted to the USCIS, but if the applicant can prove that his experience or research is correct If the United States brings substantial merit and is of national importance to the United States, the applicant can waive the approval of the Department of Labor and submit an EB-2 application directly to the USCIS.
For example, a graduate student in biology invents a more effective vaccine against Covid-19, which would certainly qualify for a National Interest Waiver.
ALC has won the "Best Overseas Investment Immigration Brand Award" for two consecutive years.
3. What advantages do EB-1A and EB-2 (NIW) have over EB-5 investment immigration?
Tony: Of course, investment immigration is simple and straightforward. As long as there is a legally obtained investment amount of 500,000 US dollars, the most basic conditions are met. However, the application cycle of EB-5 is longer than that of EB-1A and EB-2 (NIW), and EB-1A has an expedited application, the applicant only needs to pay an additional application fee of $2,500, and the USCIS will approve it within 15 days.
If the applicant's place of birth is not in the country or region where the listing is made, such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, etc., the whole family can obtain a permanent green card within 3 to 6 months at the earliest.
Although the EB-1A or EB-2 (NIW) conditions are quite demanding, there are still quite a few people who are eligible.
4. Does ALC provide EB-1A and EB-2 (NIW) application services?
Tony: Although ALC is a regional center for investment immigration, we are committed to providing our guests with other suitable ways to immigrate to the United States.
Customers can consult us at any time whether they meet the application requirements of EB-1A or EB-2 (NIW), and then we will directly evaluate and submit the application.
(Information and photos provided by customers)