Benefits of EB5 Visa
- One of fastest routes for Indians to obtain US permanent residency
- An entire qualifying family unit included in one application
- Your children are free to study in the US
- Each member of your family is permitted to work in the United States
- Option to invest in your own business or with a Regional Center
EB5 Immigrant Investor Visa program
Through our global network Davies & Associates successfully represents Indian National EB5 and investor clients from across every corner of India, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, UK, Australia and Canada. We frequently file cases for clients from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, Gujarat and Punjab.
Every EB5 Investor has to make a decision whether to apply for their EB5 based “green card” through the Regional Center or Direct program. In our experience many Indian investors confuse the concepts of risk and control when making this decision. While the Direct EB5 Program allows an investor to invest in their own business a direct investment can be higher risk than an EB5 Regional Center based investment.
A direct EB5 application allows an Indian investor to make an investment in his or her own business. With approximately 90% of all EB5 investments being made through the Regional Center program very few law firms have any experience with Indian Direct EB-5 applications. Davies & Associates assists investors from across India start and invest in private businesses in the United States. Our firm has assisted Indian clients from every region of India open, expand and acquire EB5-qualifying businesses in multiple and varied industries across the United States.
Davies & Associates represents investors from across India start and invest in private businesses in the United States. Our firm has assisted Indian clients from every region of India open, expand and acquire businesses in multiple and varied industries across the United States.
More on making a direct EB5 Investment.
Making an EB5 qualified investment through a Regional Center can be a simple and effective route to U.S> Permanent Residency (a "Green Card"). Out of over 1,000 Regional Center Registrations there is a very small cadre of Regional Centers a solid history of success. Many of our clients ask us to introduce them to the very small list of EB5 Regional Centers which have:
- Repaid all the investors in multiple projects;
- Had thousands of I-526 approvals with no project-related denials;
- More than a decade of "trouble free" history;
- I-829 approvals extending across multiple projects with no project-related denials.
With over 600 Regional Center registrations it can be difficult to select a Regional Center. Click here for more information on selecting a Regional Center."
The RBI promulgates rules that allows Indian Nationals to remit funds out of India. Over time these rules have become more and more complex. Under LRS, the RBI allows Indian Residents to remit funds abroad up to a notified limit without prior permission from the RBI. However, many investors do not understand that it is not as simple as being allowed to transfer the applicable allowed amount each Indian tax year, additional restrictions apply. With penalties for failure to comply with these extra restrictions reaching 300% of the amount transferred expert advice is required.
Over recent years the RBI has varied the amount of capital resident Indian Nationals are allowed to remit outside India using the LRS. The RBI LRS limit currently stands at USD 250,000.00 per person per Indian tax year.
In July 2015, the RBI issued a circular purporting to severely restrict the ability of Indian nationals to remit funds outside of India to make an investment that qualifies that investor for Emigration purposes. In February 2016 the rule against emigration was changed, however investors need to carefully structure their funds before remitting them abroad.
A link to the most recent published version of the RBI regulations is available on our firm's website. While we are a US immigration law firm our firm consists of dual qualified counsels who assist our clients transfer funds for EB5 and L-1 investment purposes. Click here for more information on moving funds out of India .
Before making any investment in the United States we strongly encourage Indian Nationals to take appropriate tax planning advice. Failing to do so can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars of unnecessary tax liabilities. An experienced tax advisor should be familiar with the terms of the dual taxation agreement between the United States and India.
Davies & Associates focuses on making the transition to the United States as smooth as possible for our clients and their families.
Making an EB5 investment is a complex matter involving the analysis of myriad laws and regulations. Unfortunately non-lawyers are not qualified to provide this advice and it is a criminal offense in the U.S. for them to attempt to do so.
Similarly many lawyers lack the sophisticated lending law and project finance experience to properly advise clients on EB5 applications. This can result in an unmitigated disaster in which clients loose all of their money. A properly qualified and experienced EB5 immigration lawyer can guide you through and avoid many of these risks. To date no application filed by our firm has ever been denied and no client of our firm has ever not been repaid their investment in full.
Your application MUST be filed in the United States where it can be the subject of questions and processes that a U.S. based law firm can address for you. All EB5 Petitions are currently processed in Washington DC. For this reason, Davies & Associates maintains a presence in Washington DC where we have experienced an experienced EB5 professional who interacts with the US government on behalf of our clients.
Once your application has been approved in the U.S., applicants resident in India will be required to attend an immigrant visa interview at a consulate in India. All consular immigrant visa interviews in India are either in Mumbai or Delhi. Davies & Associates maintains a presence in both of those cities and provide direct on-the-ground assistance to our clients.
Because Davies & Associates are based across the U.S. with capabilities in India we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients.
Mark Davies's Interview at TiETV Lounge
Why make Davies & Associates Your EB5 Visa LawyersWe were one of the first US law firms operating in India, exclusively supporting Indian clients with EB5 visa applications. Over the past decade we have helped hundreds of Indian families relocate to the USA under the EB5 program. We have regularly contributed to the Indian media on the subject. Our team, located in both India and the United States, can not only advise on the US immigration compliance, but also on relevant Indian laws such as the LPS regarding taking money out of India.
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New Delhi Office
C-41, L.G.F. Jungpura Extension New Delhi, India 110014
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Regus UB City, Level 15 Concorde Tower, UB City, 1 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, India 560 001
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I had a great experience with Davies & Associates. They are very thorough in the approach and their have experts in this field who know the domain very well.I would certainly be leaning onto them for any future needs as well.
Thanks to them for handling my E2 visa very professionally. I had a study visa from F1 and changed it to E2. I encountered many problems during the application process. Verdie and Etta were very patient in helping me and it took a long time. I highly recommend this place.
Outstanding Immigration Attorney: Highly Recommended! Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) I had the pleasure of working with Verdie Atienza and his team at Davies & Associates , a top-notch immigration attorney in the United States. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication throughout the process were exceptional. With in-depth knowledge of immigration law, they provided accurate advice and addressed all my concerns, instilling confidence. Verdie Atienza and his team meticulously reviewed my documentation and maintained excellent communication, keeping me updated regularly. What sets Davies & Associates apart is their unparalleled attention to detail. Communication with Verdie Atienza and his team in USA and Sukanya Raman in India was always prompt and efficient. They promptly returned my calls and emails, providing regular updates on the progress of my case. This level of responsiveness and transparency significantly reduced my stress levels, as I knew I could rely on their support and guidance throughout the entire process. Their personalized approach, ethical conduct, and genuine care for my success made them an outstanding attorney. I highly recommend Davies & Associates for all your immigration needs.
Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.
We were in a hurry and Verdie and the team were highly responsive and supportive, even when we threw in some curve balls along the way. We had our visas approved without any issues and felt confident and well prepared for document submissions and the interview. I'd certainly recommend this team for an E2 visa process.
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand.Individual seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
D&A was very detail-oriented and was very thorough in what they did” L1 Visa Client. There was a lot of work on my case and worked on it 24/7 and was very patient answering all my questions.E2 Visa Client
My case felt complex but D&A managed the whole process carefully and helped me move seamlessly from one stage to the next.E2 + CBI Client
D&A was my guiding light through the entire EB5 Process.EB5 Visa Client
I would definitely be a big advocate for the rest of my life for anyone wanting to explore the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme leading to the E2 Visa. The most important thing is a good team behind you.. with Davies & Associates you’re in safe hands… you need someone who can give you all the support at the ground level and, again, you are well take care of by D&A. The people are really warm, very helpful and quite openminded when it comes to business… Not to mention as a passport it’s great from a travel perspective…It’s just 4/5 hours from New York.Grenada CBI + E2 Visa Client
The entire process of getting an EB5 visa is handled in a professional way by Mark Davies and his team. EB5 is a wonderful option for anyone considering moving to the United States if you have the means. I was hoping to use the H1B route for my children, but it became unreliable and so I looked to the EB5 Visa instead. It is great for anyone who has the resources. Mark gives you the first meetings himself which gives you great comfort. Both Mark and Sanjay are abundantly available and I even had the pleasure of hosting them at my house.Parent of 2 EB5 Visa Holders
I'm in a process of extending my L1 visa. I submitted a few questions regarding my case and he contacted me back almost immediately both by e-mail and telephone. Unlike other attorneys I met before, he gave me the impression of knowing from the top of his head what kind of visa I have, and what actions had to be taken to extend it. He is very thorough and clear regarding the process and what to expect in terms of timelines and issues that may arise. He is constantly in contact, so you definitely know he's working on your case.L1B Visa Holder
Mark Davies is a joy to work with. His extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all my fears of dealing with immigration and visa applications. He is very generous with his time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend him to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer.E2 Visa for Small Professional Business With International Offices
Davies & Associates assisted us with an immigration emergency involving my brother's fiancée who was outside the United States. They assisted us in an highly professional manner, working with the relevant US embassy, US immigration and the governments of two other countries. As a result of their efforts the individual involved is now working in the United States. While their knowledge of the law is exemplary what really distinguishes this firm and attorney Davies from any other firm we have worked with is their dedication to customer service and their unrivaled level of professionalism.Complex Fiancée Visa Need Involving Multiple International Jurisdictions
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand. I have recommended this firm to several friends and colleagues, they do an excellent job every time.Individual Seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
I was qualified as a physician in a foreign country. Being on a J1 visa I was facing having to leave the United States and return to my home country. Davies & Associates secured one of only 30 J1 visa waivers available in my State, allowing me to work for a US hospital and remain in the United States.Doctor Seeking J1 Visa Waiver
I am very satisfied with the services Mark Davies has provided me. He has a very extensive knowledge in immigration laws and has a thorough approach to any case.U Visa Applicant, A Victim of Crime
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