EB-5 Immigration Lawyers

EB-5 Immigration Lawyers

Unlock Your Path to the United States with the EB-5 Visa Program

Unlock Your Path to the United States with the EB-5 Visa Program

100%

Approval Rate

EB-5 investments structured by
SMS Law Firm

35+

Countries

Serviced for
SMS Law Firm EB-5 investor clients

50+

Projects

Preferred trusted
EB-5 attorney

60+

Years

Combined EB-5
immigration experience

$500M+

Foreign Investments into United States represented

GLOBAL PARTNER FOR EB-5 SUCCESS

Why Choose SMS Law Firm

Why Choose SMS Law Firm

  • Custom EB-5 Source of Funds Structuring

    We pride ourselves on structuring customized sources of funds for our investors which have received 100% approval by USCIS. Our structuring involves a deep dive into your sources of funds, identifying the best route for your most practical situation, and advising on how to meet the requirements with the best evidence available with a customized source of funds according to your life situation.

  • Expertise and Experience

    We have successfully approved some of the most complex EB-5 cases in the EB-5 industry including age-out issues, minor children guardianship cases from China, OFAC background checks, currency exchange and swap challenges, crypto-currency source of funds, sources of funds which trace back decades, and more.

  • Comprehensive Representation

    We have assisted thousands of investors and their family members in their EB-5 immigration process from beginning to end, from the initial filing of their I-526 forms through to their I-829 removal of conditions, and everything that may happen in between.

  • Global Presence

    Our services have helped investors and their families from over 35 countries, from H1-B applicants in the United States to high net-worth investors overseas. We have been long established in all major regions where EB-5 investors seek representation, including China, Taiwan, and India, where our deep connections and understanding of local nuances set us apart. We have branches in China and Taiwan.

  • Multilingual

    Our attorneys, staff, and partners provide services in English, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Gujarati, Taiwanese, Spanish, and more.

  • Project Portfolio

    As trusted EB-5 immigration attorneys for multiple nationwide EB-5 projects, SMS Law Firm has linked investors with Fortune 500 companies such as Hyatt, top 100 real estate developers, and more. We are trusted by the top projects and regional centers to help their investors navigate complex legal landscapes and facilitate successful EB-5 investments with extensive knowledge of EB-5 industry matters.

  • No Conflict of Interest

    We are 100% focused on ensuring the success of our EB-5 investors. While we have extensive experience in working with regional centers and EB-5 projects, we do not represent any regional center or their EB-5 projects ensuring zero conflict of interest.

  • Custom EB-5 Source of Funds Structuring

    We pride ourselves on structuring customized sources of funds for our investors which have received 100% approval by USCIS. Our structuring involves a deep dive into your sources of funds, identifying the best route for your most practical situation, and advising on how to meet the requirements with the best evidence available with a customized source of funds according to your life situation.

  • Expertise and Experience

    We have successfully approved some of the most complex EB-5 cases in the EB-5 industry including age-out issues, minor children guardianship cases from China, OFAC background checks, currency exchange and swap challenges, crypto-currency source of funds, sources of funds which trace back decades, and more.

  • Comprehensive Representation

    We have assisted thousands of investors and their family members in their EB-5 immigration process from beginning to end, from the initial filing of their I-526 forms through to their I-829 removal of conditions, and everything that may happen in between.

  • Global Presence

    Our services have helped investors and their families from over 35 countries, from H1-B applicants in the United States to high net-worth investors overseas. We have been long established in all major regions where EB-5 investors seek representation, including China, Taiwan, and India, where our deep connections and understanding of local nuances set us apart. We have branches in China and Taiwan.

  • Multilingual

    Our attorneys, staff, and partners provide services in English, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Gujarati, Taiwanese, Spanish, and more.

  • Project Portfolio

    As trusted EB-5 immigration attorneys for multiple nationwide EB-5 projects, SMS Law Firm has linked investors with Fortune 500 companies such as Hyatt, top 100 real estate developers, and more. We are trusted by the top projects and regional centers to help their investors navigate complex legal landscapes and facilitate successful EB-5 investments with extensive knowledge of EB-5 industry matters.

  • No Conflict of Interest

    We are 100% focused on ensuring the success of our EB-5 investors. While we have extensive experience in working with regional centers and EB-5 projects, we do not represent any regional center or their EB-5 projects ensuring zero conflict of interest.

Our EB-5 Investor Immigration Services

EB-5 Eligibility Assessment

We conduct a comprehensive evaluation, considering your financial capacity, sources of funds, available documentation, relationships with sources, timeline, and investment preferences.

EB-5 Source of Funds Structuring

We structure customized EB-5 source of funds that meet regulatory criteria.

Comprehensive EB-5 Representation

We represent our EB-5 investors throughout the duration of their EB-5 process including:

• Petitioning Individual Investors (I-526/Direct EB-5)
• Petitioning Regional Center Investors (I-526E)
• Adjustment of Status
• Consulate Processing
• Employment Authorization
• Advance Parole
• Removal of Conditions
• Expedite requests

Our standard legal services include all requests for evidence (RFE) and/or notices of intent to deny (NOID), communications with USCIS, and more. We build lifelong trust with our clients to ensure they receive their green card.

Concurrent EB-5 and Adjustment of
Status Filing

Whether you are in the United States on an H1-B, have a pending EB-2/EB-3, or otherwise are switching to EB-5 to accelerate your path to your green card, we have successfully helped hundreds of investors and their families to achieve concurrent EB-5 filing with a quick path to their EAD and permitting them to stay in the United States.

Compliance and Due Diligence

Our ongoing support ensures compliance with EB-5 program regulations, conducting due diligence on projects, and addressing legal issues during the investment period.

Our EB-5 Investor Immigration Services

EB-5 Eligibility Assessment

We conduct a comprehensive evaluation, considering your financial capacity, sources of funds, available documentation, relationships with sources, timeline, and investment preferences.

EB-5 Source of Funds Structuring

We structure customized EB-5 source of funds that meet regulatory criteria.

Comprehensive EB-5 Representation

We represent our EB-5 investors throughout the duration of their EB-5 process including:

• Petitioning Individual Investors (I-526/Direct EB-5)
• Petitioning Regional Center Investors (I-526E)
• Adjustment of Status
• Consulate Processing
• Employment Authorization
• Advance Parole
• Removal of Conditions
• Expedite requests

Our standard legal services include all requests for evidence (RFE) and/or notices of intent to deny (NOID), communications with USCIS, and more. We build lifelong trust with our clients to ensure they receive their green card.

Concurrent EB-5 and Adjustment of Status Filing

Whether you are in the United States on an H1-B, have a pending EB-2/EB-3, or otherwise are switching to EB-5 to accelerate your path to your green card, we have successfully helped hundreds of investors and their families to achieve concurrent EB-5 filing with a quick path to their EAD and permitting them to stay in the United States.

Compliance and Due Diligence

Our ongoing support ensures compliance with EB-5 program regulations, conducting due diligence on projects, and addressing legal issues during the investment period.

TIMELINE

I-526/I-526E Application
From Start To Finish

FAQs

*This timeline serves as a general estimate for the EB-5 process. Timelines are subject to fluctuation due to various factors such as USCIS processing times, among others. The information provided is not intended as direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only. Receipt or review of this presentation does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Specific immigration-related guidance should be sought from informed counsel.

EB-5 IMMIGRATION SERVICES

For Lawyers and Agents

For Lawyers and Agents

EB-5 Independent Counsel

Lawyer prepares the EB-5 petition and
SMS Law Firm as independent counsel

• All communication with the investor is handled by the attorney.
• SMS Law Firm is accessible for queries and document reviews.
• An engagement letter is established between SMS Law Firm and the attorney.

EB-5 Principal Counsel

SMS Law Firm takes charge of preparing the EB-5 petition and serves as the principal counsel for the investor

• An engagement letter is established directly with the investor.
• SMS Law Firm maintains direct communication with the client.
• The attorney is included in all correspondence, receives copies of documents, and actively participates in conference calls, contributing to a valuable learning experience.
• The attorney manages tasks such as preparing the I-485, DS-260 processing, advance parole, and all other immigration-related work for the client.

UPDATES

EB-5 News Alert

EB-5 News Alert

Stay updated on EB-5 immigration developments with our news alerts

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OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENT IS

Global. Dependable. Results.

Global. Dependable. Results.

Embark on your EB-5 journey with SMS Law Firm. As a trusted attorney with a specialization in Asian EB-5 investment, we look forward to working with you.

Alternative Visas to EB-5

Additional Services

L-1 to EB-1C or EB-5

Immigrant investors may explore an alternative visa avenue instead of opting for the EB-5 visa program. For certain investors, the L-1 to EB-1C or EB-5 visa transition could be a more advantageous choice. The L-1 is eligible for premium processing vastly shortening the timeline for applicants. This pathway often expedites investors to enter the United States within months with options within the year to adjust to EB-5 or EB-1C. The L1 to EB-1C visa is also a direct route to a green card for EB-5 investors who may face retrogression or other delays on their applications.

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E-2 Treaty Investor

SMS Law Firm's Treaty Investor Services for an alternative to the EB-5 visa program. The E-2 visa is a preferred option for discerning investors, requiring a "substantial investment" often lower than the EB-5 amount. Investors or fellow citizens from the same country must own at least 50% of the business. Exclusive to citizens of countries with bilateral investment treaties, the E-2 visa offers up to 5 years of validity with indefinite extensions, featuring a faster acquisition process compared to the EB-5 program. Many investors strategically choose the E-2 visa as a short-term solution while simultaneously pursuing the EB-5 visa for a more enduring residency option.

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