EB-5 USA Visa Full Application Process

USA EB-5 Visa grants the right to live, work, and study in the United States and give US Residency (conditional green card) in 12 months. The program requires to invest $900,000 in a government-approved business. To make application process easier for our clients, Mann’s Solutions team decided to prepare full EB-5 Visa application process guide.

Step 1 – Hiring an Immigration Attorney

  • Taking into consideration your immigration goals and circumstances, the attorney will help determine whether the EB-5 visa is the right option for you.
  • To make sure you meet all EB-5 visa requirements, your attorney will analyze EB-5 investment for immigration compliance and will prepare all the necessary documents.

Step 2 – Selection of an EB-5 Investment

Step 3 – Investing Your Funds

  • At this step, you will be Investing funds in the new commercial enterprise and filing the Form I-526.
  • You can transfer the funds into an escrow account (the release of your funds would be conditional on I-526 approval and adjustment of status or visa issuance).

Step 4 – Filing Form I-526

  • After preparing and translating all the necessary documentation, your immigration attorney will file the Form I-526 on your behalf.
  • The I-526 is the initial EB-5 petition.
  • When your I-526 From is approved, you will be eligible to apply for conditional permanent residency (which is a 2 year conditional green card).
  • During these 2 years, you will be required to complete the EB-5 requirements, which consist of creating 10 full-time jobs for US workers and maintaining an “at risk” investment in the project.

Step 5 – Adjustment of Status/Visa Processing

  • Getting your conditional green card. Depending on if you are inside or outside of the US, there are 2 ways to adjust your card. You will either adjust status in the US or you will go through consular processing abroad.
  • Submitting Form I-485 and Consular Processing Form DS-260.

Step 6 – Becoming Unconditional Permanent Resident

  • After 21 months of becoming a conditional permanent resident, you are eligible to become a green card holder.
  • The Form I-829 is the application to have the condition removed from your green card.
  • The investor also has to show that all the requirements of the EB-5 program are met. This is done by showing that your investment in the project was sustained and that you created 10 full-time jobs for US workers.

Step 7 – Becoming US Citizen (Optional)

  • After maintaining permanent resident status for at least 5 years, you can apply for Naturalization and become a US citizen.

About USA EB-5 Residency Program

USA EB-5 Visa for Investors, permanent residency program grants the right to live, work, and study in the United States and give US Residency (conditional green card) in 12 months. EB-5 is an efficient route to permanent resident status in a short period. The whole family including children under 21 can apply for Green Card and qualify for US Citizenship after 5 years. The EB-5 Visa requires investing $900,000 in a government-approved business.

The USA remains one of the most sought-after destinations for investors as the country offers a business-friendly environment, high quality of life, great supply chains, good infrastructure, and perspective workforce factors. It can be stated, that the nation’s diversity and openness are what truly allow businesses from all over the world to find their place in the market – and thrive.

Program Benefits

USA EB-5 Visa for Investors, permanent residency program grants the right to live, work, and study in the United States and give US Residency (conditional green card) in 12 months. EB-5 is an efficient route to permanent resident status in a short period of time. The whole family including children under 21 can apply for Green Card and qualify for US Citizenship after 5 years. The EB-5 Visa requires to invest $900,000 in a government-approved business.

Investment Options

General Requirement

– No criminal record

– 18+ age

– Reliable investment sources

Minimum investment $900,000

– Investment should create 10 full-time jobs

– EB-5 center must be compliant with USCIS requirements

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – USA EB-5 Visa

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

– Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.

– Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

– Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

– Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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UK Innovator Visa Applications hit the Record Quarter by rising to 187%

Comparing to the same quarter a year ago, amount of Innovator Visa applications has risen to 187% with 66 investors and 117 dependent applicants in the second quarter of this year.

The total investment amount equaled GBP 132 million during spring months and June and brought around GBP 222 million later this year. The rise of the applications is mainly connected to UK’s Covid-19 restriction lifting. Among the top applicant are Chinese, Hong Kong, Russian, and United States investors.

About Innovator Visa

The Innovator visa is for non-EEA nationals who are experienced businesspersons seeking to establish a business in the UK. In most cases, the applicant will need to have access to at least £50,000 to invest in their business or have already invested £50,000 in your business, but certain exceptions apply. The applicant will also need to have an innovative, viable, and scalable business idea that is approved and supported by an endorsing body.

Innovator Visa UK eligibility requirements:

  • The applicant is at least 18 years old
  • Applicant’s endorsement letter was issued not more than 3 months before the date of their Innovator visa application
  • The applicant is competent in the English language to at least CEFR Level B2, equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Applicant has at least £50,000 available to invest in their UK business or have already invested £50,000 in your UK business
  • Applicant has been endorsed by an approved UK endorsing body that has assessed their business idea for innovation, viability and scalability
  • Applicant is capable of undertaking, any work or business activity in the UK stated in their application
  • Applicant must have at least £1,270 available to support themselves and £285 for partner, £315 for one child or £200 for each additional child without relying on public funds

What else do you need to know?

Applicant’s partner and any children under the age of 18 may accompany or join them as dependents. Applicants can be the sole founder of their business and they can be a member of an innovator team. Each applicant must receive their own individual endorsement from an approved endorsing body, in order to satisfy the investment funds required for a new business endorsement, each applicant must have at least £50,000 investment funds each. 

Read about one of our successful UK Innovator Visa Case Studies with Co-Founder of Fintech Start-Up here – (https://www.manns-solutions.com/uk-innovator-visa-case-study-longevity-card/)

LONDON IMMIGRATION ADVISERS – Innovator Visa

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC.

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration advisers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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The Key Points of Spanish Residency Program

Spanish Residency Program is a perfect choice for acquiring EU Residency for the whole family. The program provides 4 investment options starting from €500,000 and does not require a mandatory stay. To make application process easier and answers the most common questions, Mann’s Solutions team prepared a list of Spanish Residency Key points.

Spanish Residency Requirements:

  • Real Estate Investment from €500,000
  • Shares or Business Investment from €1,000,000
  • Bank Deposit from €1,000,000
  • Investment in Government Bonds from €2,000,000

What are the important key points of the program that investor has to keep in mind?

Investors family can be included in the application

The applicant spouse/partner, children under 18 and dependent parents can be beneficiaries of the visa and will be allowed to live in Spain with you. The whole family also will be able to work in Spain, providing local requirements are met.

Property taxes

If you are applying for the Spanish Residency Program by investing in a property, you will also be obliged to pay VAT, Stamp duty (known as AJD in Spain) and Transfer tax on top of the cost of the real estate. Besides, the investor will have to pay non-resident tax on the property. Even when the investor does not reside in Spain and does not rent out the property, the requirement is to pay non-resident tax which is around 24%.

Free movement through Schengen Zone

European Residency will allow you and your family to travel visa-free throughout all 26 countries of Schengen area.

Citizenship in 10 years

Spanish Residency is issued for an initial period of 1 year, however, once you’re in Spain you can apply for further 2 years and once this time is up, you can apply to stay for another 5 years. After 5 years, the whole family will be eligible for permanent residency that grants citizenship after 10 years of residing in Spain.

The property can be sold

After 5 years, when the permanent residency is granted, the investor can sell the property without forfeiting the right to reside in Spain.

The investor cannot use a mortgage loan for the investments

To apply for the program, the investor must have a fair amount of savings as the investment cannot be done through a mortgage company or a loan.

Program Benefits

With a minimum investment of €500,000, the Spanish residency program, grants applicant an initial 2-year residency permit that can be renewed every 5 years after the expiration and let’s apply for citizenship after living in a country for 10 years. It is not required to live in Spain to maintain and renew Residency Permit, however permanent residency and citizenship route requires the applicant and applicant’s family to reside in Spain. Besides, the program lets travel to Schengen Zone for 90 days without a visa and work in Spain.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Spanish Residency Program

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.

Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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Start Business in the UK with Innovator Visa and Obtain ILR in 3 Year

Innovator Visa Route is a great choice for those who want to move to the UK by opening a business. To be eligible for the visa, the applicant will need to have access to at least £50,000 to invest in their innovative business idea.

The business idea, on the other hand, must be innovative, viable, and scalable to get approved and supported by an endorsing body. An endorsement Letter is essential for the Innovator Visa application; therefore, the business plan creation and approval are the first stage. Our trusted immigration advisers can assist applicants to identify an appropriate endorsing body and then prepare a strong application for the endorsement.

For our clients, we have built a reliable compliance system that helps our clients successfully obtain Endorsement Letters. Mann’s Solutions is operating with few endorsement bodies and assists clients with successful case preparation and business plan drafting. From our experience, it is clear that a successful business plan should include the following points:

– The Company Overview

– Market Overview and Trends

– Competition Analysis

– Unique Selling Point (USP)

– Sales & Marketing Strategy

– The Growth Strategy

– The Intellectual Property Information

– Management Team Information

– Financial Projections

– The Employment Plan

– Regulation & Licensing

– Balance Sheet and P&L

– Financial Performance

– Valuation & Exit Strategy

ILR and Settlement

Initial Innovator visa will be granted for 3 years, it will be possible to extend an Innovator visa for periods of 3 years at a time. The applicant will be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain after spending 3 years in the Innovator visa category

The applicant will need to stay in contact with your endorsing body with checkpoints at 6, 12, and 24 months after their application is successful. The endorsing body will need to be satisfied that the applicant is continuing to work on your business venture and has demonstrated reasonable progress about either their original or a new business idea that is innovative, scalable, and viable.

What else do you need to know?

Applicant’s partner and any children under the age of 18 may accompany or join them as dependents. Applicants can be the sole founder of their business and they can be a member of an innovator team. Each applicant must receive their own individual endorsement from an approved endorsing body, in order to satisfy the investment funds required for a new business endorsement, each applicant must have at least £50,000 investment funds each. 

Read about one of our successful UK Innovator Visa Case Studies with Co-Founder of Fintech Start-Up here – (https://www.manns-solutions.com/uk-innovator-visa-case-study-longevity-card/)

LONDON IMMIGRATION ADVISERS – Innovator Visa

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers regulated by OISC.

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration advisers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship through Real Estate Investment

The highly developed tourism industry and real estate market in Antigua and Barbuda make the twin islands an attractive destination for investors who want to obtain citizenship through a real estate investment.

Like many other former British colonies in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda offer some of the most incredible beaches and chic resorts in the world. From the colorful capital of St. John’s, with museums, shopping, and historic buildings to tranquility and beautiful natural sites, Antigua and Barbuda offer something for each visitor.

What Benefits Offers Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship through Real Estate Investment?

Despite the fact, that Antigua & Barbuda recognises dual citizenship, the citizenship grants many advantages for business expansion and tax relief. Some of the additional benefits are listed below:

  • Stake in growing tourism infrastructure, most commonly hotels.
  • Property can be rented out and earn an income of 2-5%.
  • After 5 years, the property can be sold at a profit.
  • No tax on worldwide income.
  • Fast application processing – 3-4 months.
  • No travel requirements to Antigua & Barbuda to obtain the citizenship.
  • No interview, education or professional experience required.
  • Visa-free travel to more than 130 countries, including the Schengen zone, the U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore and more.

 

Mann’s Solution regularly evaluates and updates the country’s real estate market investment options in order to offer our clients the best real estate options. At the moment, property values in Antigua and Barbuda are relatively low and also offer a high-quality range of options, which makes the islands the perfect place for a Caribbean investment.

To learn more about Antigua and Barbuda Program or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our Advisers in London, Moscow or Hong Kong Office please Contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46. We are specialised in offering Immigration by Investment Programs to high net worth individuals. Our Solution Advisers are regulated by IMC (Investment Migration Council).

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by investment program offer one of the most affordable and quick routes to acquiring a second passport. The program grants applicant and applicant family visa-free access to over 140 countries worldwide in only of 3-4 months and offers two investment options, a $100,000 government donation or a property investment from $200,000.

The Eastern Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda is known for its tropical forests, lush climate and inviting lifestyle. Tourism generates around 60% of the island’s income. The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program offers an excellent solution for families willing to travel across key Asian financial centres, Europe and UK.  It is important to mention, that one of the main advantages of Antigua and Barbuda Tax System is that inheritance, global income, wealth, and gifts are not taxable.

Other Program Benefits

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program let obtain a second passport in just 3-4 months. The passport can be easily obtained remotely, as there are no residence requirements, moreover, the whole family can apply for citizenship, including children up to 30, siblings, parents, and grandparents of the applicant. Antigua and Barbuda’s tax regime claims no tax on income, wealth, inheritance, and investment is required only after the citizenship application approval.

All Investment Options

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by investment are available through two options. To qualify for the program, you can either make a government donation of $100,000 or invest in real estate on the island starting from $200,000.

1. $100,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

  • Contribution to the Antigua National Development Fund is non-refundable
  • The government donation of $100,000 covers 4 family members, however, the same amount is required if an investor applies alone.

2. $200,000 – $400,000 Real Estate Investment

  • Real Estate option should be approved by the
  • The property can be sold in 5 years

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Antigua and Barbuda

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

– Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours available.

– Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

– Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

– Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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How to obtain Dominica Passport?

Being one of the longest-running economic citizenship programs in the world, Dominica Citizenship Program is one of the most affordable in the Caribbean. Dominica Passport can be obtained in just 2-3 months and grants the investor visa-free access to over 137 countries. To make the Passport acquisition process more clear, Mann’s Solutions team has prepared a step-by-step guide on how to obtain Dominica Passport.

01 – Receiving more information about the Program

What sets Dominica apart from other Caribbean islands is its unique nature incredible volcanic mountains, green rainforests with exotic plants and animals, numerous waterfalls, picturesque lakes, and volcanic beaches. All this attracts more than 200,000 ecotourism enthusiasts from all over the world each year. Dominica’s program has many advantages, for example, the island’s government recognises dual citizenship and provides applicants with complete privacy.

Also, one does not need to be fluent in English to obtain a Dominican passport and there is no need to take a local cultural test. Economic citizens of Dominica do not have to reside permanently or even spend some time on the island, the passport procedure can be done completely remotely, as by law all interaction with the government department is undertaken by the immigration company. Citizenship can be applied for in a short period of time: the whole process takes between 3 and 6 months.

02 – Selecting investment options 

Mann’s Solutions offers property search from residential to luxury developments based on your requirement, as well as offers property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours available.

Dominica Citizenship by investment is available through two options. To qualify for Dominica citizenship by investment program, you can either make a government donation of $100,000 or invest in real estate on the island starting from $200,000.

$100,000 – Non-refundable donation to the government fund

Contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) is non-refundable. The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application. To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $100,000.

$200,000 Real Estate Investment

The real Estate option should be approved by the government. The property can be sold in 3 years.

03 – Collection and preparation of the necessary documents

Some of the application supporting documents can include the following items:

· Passport copies

· Certified copies of Birth Certificates

· Police certificates from country of birth and country of residence

· Professional reference and personal references

· Marriage certificate 

· Recent tax return

· Applicants CV

· Detailed business background report

· Reference letter from the bank

· Employment letter

· Audited financial statements for business 

· College or University Diplomas

· Affidavit or declaration of source of funds

04 – Obtaining a passport 

Our Advisers will support you during each step of the application process and will make sure your second passport arrives on time.

05 – We assist in investment matters and that arise during the period of residence

In case assistance and investment management is need, our consultants will assist you during your residence period. We act as Solution Advisors to HNWI and UHNWIs, as well as to leading family offices, private banks, and investment companies globally. Mann’s experienced multilingual immigration team of citizenship & residence advisors who are practicing members of IMC (Investment Migration Council), ensure personalised and discreet service to all our customers.

What are the benefits of Dominica Passport?

Dominica Citizenship Program lets obtain a second passport in just 2-3 months. There are no residence requirements therefore the passport can be easily obtained remotely. Dominica allows dual citizenship, moreover, it is transferable to descendants and the whole family can apply for citizenship, including children up to 30, siblings, and parents. Dominica’s tax regime claims no tax on income, wealth, and inheritance.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Dominica Citizenship

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

– Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours available.

– Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

– Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

– Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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