We live outside the U.S and thinking to apply for the EB-5 visa through a USCIS regional center.
Husband, Wife and two two children.
Until you receive your conditional residence through the EB-5 program you will need a non-immigrant status to operate your private business such as an L-1A or E-2.
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Once your conditional green card is issued based on the EB-5 investment, then you can establish another business in the U.S. and work for it. Your green card is your work permit in that case. But before that, you will need a different work-authorized nonimmigrant visa if you want to work in the U.S. before obtaining a green card. You can establish a business in the U.S. even without being in the U.S., but you can't work for that business in the U.S. until you have authorization to work.
Hi there- dont understand why you would want to invest in a regional center and then get another visa to work for yourself. If you are spending that much money, suggest you look at investor category or a L1 visa (temporary visas) and then obtain a green card (permanent residency) through these categories. You can invest the money in your own business and get a work visa and then a green card through your own business.
Whether you would need to apply for a nonimmigrant work visa depends on where you are in the EB-5 process and/or your timeframe. If you have an I-526 approval (first stage of EB-5) you could use the conditional green card you would receive thereafter as proof of valid work authorization. Consult with an immigration attorney to save time and expense.
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