We help our clients buy or start businesses to qualify under the EB-1C visa category, and as we only help them invest in Genuine Direct Investment Businesses, the chances for making a decent profit and getting a US green card (permanent resident status) are significantly higher in the EB-1C visa category when compared to the EB-5 visa category.
Some of the strategic advantages seen in EB-1C visa category are listed below:
1. FULL control of the business and business funds.
2. Investors get their green card a lot sooner than under EB-5 visa category. As of today, an EB-5 visa investor only gets a TEMPORARY green card after 2 years and a permanent green card after FIVE years. In contrast, an EB-1C visa investor can get their PERMANENT green card in 20 months if they do a joint venture, or after two years if they choose a subsidiary or branch office option.
3. Unlike EB-5 visa category, there are NO location restrictions, which means that with a $500,000 investment, an investor can start or buy a business even in Manhattan, while this is impossible under EB-5 visa category unless an investor is willing to invest at least USD 1 Million.