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EB-5 USA Green Card Visa is an excellent American Permanent Residency (PR) opportunity for individuals with a qualifying net worth, and also their dependent families. It permits the applicant to immigrate to the nation through US Green Card with dependent spouse and children below 21 years.
While the applicant may not be involved in day-to-day operations of the invested commercial enterprise, he must have at least a policy level role. If the person is investing in an existing commercial enterprise that business must have been established after November 29, 1990.

Normally, an annual quota of 10,000 visas is identified under the EB-5 Visa category every year. Under a pilot program, at least 3000 of this quota have been set aside for designated regional centers for the EB-5 Visa.

Post approval of the EB-5 application, a conditional Green Card is issued to the applicant (and spouse and dependent children) for a period of two years. After 21 months of holding the conditional EB-5 Green Card, the applicant applies for removal of condition by providing evidence that the investment lead to creation of 10 US jobs during the conditional status. Once proven, the condition is removed and the applicant (and spouse and dependent children) get Permanent Green Card. He can apply for US citizenship after 5 years.

Qualifying Immigrants under USA EB-5 Immigration Visa

The applicant must invest at least USD 10, 00,000 or at least USD 500,000 in a new commercial enterprise, if investing in a “Target employment area”.

The new commercial enterprise may have multiple owners, including those not applying for the EB-5 Visa, if:

(a) The source(s) of all capital is identified and,
(b) All invested capital source of funds, if derived through lawful means.

This requirement being the key to acceptance of the EB-5 investor visa application, check whether you meet the definitions related to source of funds and lawful means for your EB-5 Visa application by writing to info@globalvisaconsultants.com

EB-5 USA Green Card Visa - Stage-wise Application Process

  1. Abhinav provides pre-screening assessment form and reviews the information provided by you, prospective EB-5 applicant.

  2. We confirms whether or not you meet the qualifying criteria for EB-5 green card.
  3. If qualified, Abhinav offers possible designated regional centers options that you could review and analyze for possible investment vehicle.
  4. Once you have chosen the EB-5 regional center in which you wish to invest, you will sign an engagement agreement with us and pay the initial retainer visa consulting fee of ABHINAV.
  5. Post signing of engagement agreement, We will provide confidential offering memorandum that will describe the chosen regional center project.

  6. You sign the subscription agreement as an investor and pay the administrative fee into the Escrow account. The administrative fee differs from project to project basis but normally ranges between USD 40,000 to USD 75,000. Please note that application of investment funds (USD 500,000 or 10, 00,000) is done in the development of the regional center, while the administrative fee is charged by the EB-5 Regional Center. The administrative fee is charged to meet expenses related to marketing and promotion of the project. This fee is refunded if the I-526 application is refused.

  7. In addition to the investment funds and administrative fee, the EB-5 investor must also budget for attorney fee of USD 15000 to USD 20,000 for managing both I-526 and I-829 stages of EB-5 visa. The investor applicant must also budget for USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) application fee for I-526 petition and I-829 petition. The attorney and application fee is non-refundable.

  8. Thus, in addition to investment funds, the EB-5 investor applicant must keep an expense of around USD 65,000-80,000 towards administrative fee, attorney fee and application fee at various stages. Accept for USCIS application fee(s), the other two costs are variable and may differ amongst different designated regional centers.

  9. You deposit the USD 500,000/10, 00,000 into the Bank Escrow account. An escrow account is an agreement made under contractual terms and conditions between the transacting parties, under which an independent reliable third party gets and gives out money and/or documents for the involved parties, even as the timing of such payouts by the third party is based on the execution of contractually-agreed terms and conditions by the involved parties. A regional center cannot transfer the investor funds into the Limited Partnership's account until the I-526 petition is approved. 

  10. This is because the EB-5 prohibits the use of money for regional center project because under the EB-5 law, the investor’s money cannot be used unless it has been proved that it is from lawful source. Approval of I-526 accepts the assertion of the investor that he has invested from lawful source/. It also protects the investor interests since approval of I-526 will lead to issuance of his conditional green card under EB-5 visa.

  11. All this while Abhinav is coordinating with you and guiding you on areas and documents related to I-526 petition. Once the investment has been deposited, the case attorney will file your I-526 petition with California service center of the USCIS.

  12. USCIS takes 3-6 months to take decision on the I-526 petition. Please note that the application processing time frames are always subject to change without notice.
  13. If I-526 is approved, then the deposit of 500,000/10, 00,000 is released to regional center partnership account. If it is refused / disapproved, the deposit of 500,000/10, 00,000 is returned to your (investors) account.

  14. You, the investor, file an application for Immigrant Visa or adjustment of Status. Normally, if outside India, this application will be filed at the nearest US Embassy. Post filing of the application at US Embassy, additional processing time 2-6 months is likely.
  15. You will be interviewed at US Embassy and post approval, issued EB-5 conditional Green Card.

  16. You land in USA on EB-5 Conditional Green Card.
  17. 21 months from date of admission into USA on Conditional Green Card, investor submits the EB-5 I-829 petition to USCIS for change of status to Unconditional permanent Green Card. Decision on removing conditions is normally taken within 6 months of submission of I-829 petition and conditions removed. If application for I-829 is accepted,then permanent Green Card is dispatched to the address of the applicant.

  18. If I-829 petition is denied, the applicant files an appeal.

EB-5 USA Green Card Visa - Key Features, Qualifying Criteria

While following act as a guide towards qualifying criteria for the EB-5 Visa application, the applicable features and criteria may differ from case to case basis. 
  1. The applicant must meet definition of an accredited investor. An Accredited Investor means the investor: (i) has a net worth (or joint net worth with the Subscriber's spouse) of at least $1 million; or (ii) had an annual gross income in each of the last two years of at least $200,000, and has expected gross income in the current year of at least $200,000; or (iii) otherwise meets the requirements for an Accredited Investor as defined in the regulations.

  2. The enterprise/business in which the applicant is investing must have been formed after November 29, 1990. The EB-5 investment in businesses established before this date can also be considered, provided the investment by the applicant for the EB-5 Green Card ‘expands’ or “restructures” the existing business. 

  3. The degree of “restructuring” or “reorganization” that will qualify under the EB-5 is not defined and key determinant will be whether or not 10 new jobs have been created.

  4. As regards the “expansion” of commercial enterprise, only an expansion resulting in an increase of at least 40% in business net worth, or in the number of business employees could be a considered a qualifying EB-5 definition. This may mean that a qualifying EB-5 investor expanding the business may be required to employ more than 10 employees, if pre-expansion number of employees was more than 25.

  5. All above complications can normally be avoided if the investor chooses a designated regional center as a route to make the application under the EB-5 Visa category. It centers responsibility to get the project pre-approved as regards definitions of commercial enterprise and also ensure that the requirement of at least 10 new jobs – against the applicants’ visa is met. He can do so by making an investment in a designated regional centre having an approved project in a target employment area (TEA).

  6. The business/enterprise must be for-profit and be at risk. It excludes non-commercial activity, like owning and running a personal residence or non-for profit business. The form of ownership may include sole proprietorships, partnerships (Limited or General), holding companies, joint ventures, corporations, business trusts, or any other form of permitted business entity that is publically or privately owned.

  7. Eb-5 investors only need to show that they have invested in a commercial enterprise and do not need to prove that they have established it.

  8. The commercial enterprise can identify overall number of direct and indirect jobs that will be created and then divide them in the pool of EB-5 investor applicants. However, each investor much identify, individually, the source of the invested funds and also that they have been acquired legitimately.

  9. The applicant must be involved in management of the commercial enterprise, through policy formulation.

  10. Usually, the capital should be fully invested (contributed) and at risk in the commercial enterprise at the time when I-526 petition is filed. The capital contribution is defined as cash or cash equivalents, equipment, inventory or other tangible property. A signed promissory note that is secured by applicant’s personal assets constitutes capital contribution. All capital is valued as per fair market value of USD at the time of deposit.

  11. The commercial enterprise must contribute to the American economy. Normally, this would mean that enterprise must be in legitimate business and meet regulatory requirements related to foreign investments.

  12. The commercial enterprise must employ 10 full time employee minimum – not counting investor applicant, spouse or their children and non-immigrants – and these employees must be US citizens or permanent residents or others who are lawfully permitted to work in the US. Full time requires a minimum of 35 hours per week. Two or more employees can share one full time position. The business plan should indicate the approximate dates around which – during the conditional visa issuance period – the jobs will be created.

  13. The EB-5 project may include investment in a troubled US business. Such a business would normally be in existence for at least 2 years, would have incurred a net loss during 12 or 24 month period before the I-526 petition is filed, even as the loss should at least be 20% of the businesses net worth, before the loss. The business should continue during the conditional status period and maintain the number of jobs that the business employed during the pre-investment period.
  14. The commercial enterprise may be located in a targeted employment area (TEA)and thereby qualify to accept investment of USD 500,000. The targeted employment area is notified by states and is by definition a rural area or area that has experienced high unemployment rate of at least 150% of the national average. Usually, the designated regional center will provide, to the investor, certification from the state confirming the area to be the TEA.

EB-5 USA Green Card Visa Procedures - I-526 Petition Documents

The first stage for an EB-5 process is filing an application to California service center of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) using the Form I-526. The application has to be signed by the applicant.  I-526 petition must normally be accompanied by key documents. While following act as a guide, the precise documents to accompany I-526 application will differ from case to case basis. Write us to understand the precise documents that may be applicable and appropriate to your EB-5 US Green Card Visa application.
  1. In relation to the EB-5 commercial enterprise the organizational documents of said business including but not limited to
    1. Partnership agreements;
    2. Incorporation documents;
    3. ertificated supporting mergers and acquisition;
    4. Business registration and licensing, etc.
  1. Where EB-5 investments are done in an existing business incorporated after November 30, 1990, proof that the mentioned capital was transferred after this date, and capital infusion led to increased net worth or increased employee number by at least 40%.
  1. The EB- 5 investment must have actually been done and to support this, the applicant will show one or more of following documents, including but not limited to:
    1. Enterprise’s US bank account statement reflecting deposits by the investor;
    2. Assets purchased for use by enterprise;
    3. Documents supporting funds investment in exchange of stock; and
    4. Documents supporting debts secured by applicant’s assets.
  1. Towards proving that EB-5 funds invested have been acquired using lawful means, the applicant can show it using documents such as:
    1. Business registration documents;
    2. Business and personal tax returns – filed anywhere across the world – during the last 5 years;
    3. Documents supporting judgments, actions and proceedings (criminal and civil) against the investor applicable during last 15 years (if applicable);
    4. Documents reflecting other sources of receipts, income, earnings leading to advised capital (used for EB-5 investment) investment; and
    5. If business and personal tax returns are not available for last 5 years but if the applicant can still prove lawful source of funds and transfers, the appropriated reasons for such a situation should be provided.
  1. Money earned or asset created while being on an unlawful status of any country is not considered lawful.
  2. Earned income, used in creating investment supporting assets, supported by tax returns is most effective way of proving legitimate source of funds.
  3. At times, the income earned is tax-free and that is acceptable, so long as it is backed by filed tax returns and document which confirmed that income was tax–free as also bank receipts reflecting money inflow into the applicants account. While the indicated requirements – for tax returns – are for 5 years, it helps the application to provide tax returns that go back in time.
  4. Where money or asset is gifted, the onus on proving lawful means lies with the donor gift and in addition, the donor and / or investor must pay the taxes due against the gift.

  5. Where money/assets might have been inherited and in such an instance, the EB-5 applicant is required to prove the legitimacy of funds initially used to acquire property/assets/money savings. The overall objective is that it should be possible to trace funds at all stages – acquisition, disposition and transfer.

  6. The EB-5 I-526 petition will provide enough evidence as regards the creation of employment by applicant investment in the EB-5 project/center. The records can relate to actual employment that EB-5 commercial enterprise is already generating for 10 qualifying employees, including pay-rolls, paid taxes, etc. Where the EB-5 commercial enterprise is still to become operational, the I-526 petition should be accompanied by a comprehensive business plan that provides information on expected manpower needs, job descriptions, and hiring time-table.

  7. The EB-5 I-526 petition should clearly mention the managerial role that will be played by the investor – either through day to day involvement in running business, or by participating in policy formulation.

  8. The EB-5 I-526 petition must address – as applicable – issues related to designation of the high unemployment area and/or targeted employment area. These matters are normally addressed by the designated regional center/case attorney while filing the EB-5 visa petition for conditional approval.

  9. Designated regional center can be any economic unit – public or private – which is involved in promotion of economic growth in the US, through any or some or all of following:
    1. Increased export sales;
    2. Improved regional productivity;
    3. Job creation; and
    4. Increased domestic investment
All proposals for seeking approval as designated regional centers are filed at California service center of the USCIS. All claimed details on promotional aspects of the commercial enterprise that will get the mentioned EB-5 investment must be verifiable. Normally, the EB-5 designated regional center project applications are approved, if they are convincing on the following areas:
  1. The commercial enterprise is such that it will received capital from the investors;
  2. The commercial enterprise will create 10 direct or indirect jobs;
  3. The investment in the commercial enterprise will lead to overall economic development.
The designated regional centers are regularly monitored as regards compliance on issues related to I-526 applications and I-829 condition removal applications.

If wishing to file the EB-5 application, through a designated EB-5 regional center, the EB-5 applicant must check to ensure that the said regional centre has been approved. It is advisable to make EB-5 visa application through approved regional center as they look after key responsibility areas of creation and/or maintenance of 10 direct or indirect jobs as envisaged by the EB-5 policy.

ABHINAV will be pleased to offer advice on some of the regional centers likely to be dedicated to the EB-5 visa program and commitment towards meeting the job creation and maintenance requirement. Look at the bouquet of the advised regional projects, do scrutiny at your end, and decide which could be the best pathway to your dream of being a US Green Card holder under the EB-5 Investor Visa Program.

USA Green Card Visa Procedures - Removing Conditions with I-829 Petition
Approval of an EB-5 investor’s I-526 petition leads entitles the applicant to a conditional two year resident visa for the US. The holder of the conditional EB-5 Green Card must make an application through Form I-829, within the 90-day period immediately preceding the second anniversary of the applicant’s admission into the US on the conditional EB-5 Green Card Visa. Should the applicant fail to do so, his/her conditional Green Card status will stand cancelled, and the removal process initiated.

The EB-5 I-829 Form is used to file for removal of conditions, with California service center of the USCIS. I-829 petition should ideally be accompanied by all relevant information including, but not limited to, following:
  1. The EB-5 investor met the capital investment requirement.
  2. The EB-5 investor continuously maintained the levels of capital investment.
  3. The investor’s investment created 10 full time jobs and to support that the I-829 must be accompanied by relevant pay-records, relevant taxation documents and form I-9 records.
The service center is within its right to take either of the following actions on I-829 petition:
  1. Approve the petition;
  2. Request for further evidence (RFE): This can be done by asking for additional documentation or responses in writing; the RFE queries normally seek clarification on proper number of jobs creation within a defined, clear and credible period of time and confirmation of committed capital investment.
  3. Where an RFE is issued, the center director should either approve the I-829 petition or refer for adjudication to a district office. The service director will normally refer to the district office if he is not convinced with offered responses and/or feels that an interview is required.
  4. The district office will either approve or deny the I-829 petition; if denied, there is no appeal from such a decision and at best, the holder can request review of decision during removal proceedings.
  5. During the pendency of the I-829 petition, the conditional EB-5 status of the visa holders stays valid and it is extended automatically in increments of one year till such time that the USCIS acts on their pending application.
If the I-526 petition was made through a designated EB-5 regional centre, then it is best to take their services in preparation and filing of the I-829 petition. Should the condition be removed, the USCIS service center will remove the conditions on the second anniversary of the applicants’ admission and issue the new permanent resident green card directly to the visa holder.

Visa Procedures - Termination of EB-5 Visa Status
There can be 3 key grounds of refusal of the EB-5 status during the two year conditional period:
  1. Where it is proved that the investment under the EB-5 Visa was made with the intention of evading the US immigration laws;
  2. Where the commitment capital investment was not made, or the capital investment was not sustained during the 2 year conditional period; and
  3. Where the investment did not confirm to the requirements of employment creation provisions.
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Family Immigration

“What are the world’s Best countries to consider to immigrate for a family with children?” That’s a question we get quite often here at Flag Theory group – as entrepreneurs and investors often have families who they want to bring with them during an immigration process, ensuring that their children too have a 2nd passport. It’s an admirable goal – to provide your sons and daughters with a prospect of a better life. 

One of the best ways to do this is through a new residency or citizenship. By moving your self and your family to a better place, you can ensure safety, education, and a future that is brighter.

There are many different countries around the world where you can get residency, permanent residency, or a 2nd passport. You can view the options side by side at passports.io. However, when you are immigrating with dependents and a spouse, several factors including education and safety an effect where is the best place to immigrate. For this reason, we put together a list of 5 countries to consider.

IMMIGRATION WITH A FAMILY

Australia: Ranked as the 8th best country out of the top 60 by U.S. News, Australia is home to some 23.7 million people. A wealthy country with a major presence in international organizations, Australia boasts quality of life, firm citizenship rights, opportunity for entrepreneurs, economic stability, and a large public services sector. In addition to job availability, Australia boasts a huge English-speaking population, a safe environment, and a high level of happiness among its citizens.

Australia currently has some 5.5 million immigrants. Over 1.2 million of those immigrants came from the United Kingdom and 486,000 from New Zealand. The remaining foreign-born population entered Australia from a variety of countries including India, China, Greece, Vietnam, and South Africa. A very proud nation of people, Australia holds their cultural values dear which can cause some negative sentiment towards immigrants who are unwilling to integrate.

With that said, however, the Australian immigration system is designed to ensure that incoming immigrants at least have something to offer. Under the current system, of the 190,000 non-humanitarian immigrants permitted entry to the country annually, around 66% must be skilled laborers. So, if you’re looking to immigrate to Australia but do not have skilled work potential, immigration is going to prove difficult. What makes a skilled immigrant? Entrants to the country receive “points” that score their potential as skilled workers.

Points are awarded for age, English proficiency, education, work experience, skills of accompanying family members, and any employment certifications. Immigrants to Australia who do not get judged under this system are those with employer-nominations, workers in specific “in-demand” occupations, and any humanitarian applicants. The Australian immigration system is currently under review and so things could change in the near future. Overall, however, if you have something to offer and don’t intend on being an obvious drain on the thriving economy, Australia is a beautiful and hospitable immigration destination. 

France: Ranked 9th out of the 60 best countries by US News, as one of the best nations in the world, France is one of the world’s most influential countries. A democratic nation with a wealthy population, a significant percentage of France’s people fall into a high-income bracket. This wealth and economic stability may be what brings many immigrants to France’s door. France currently has a population of 64,768,389, 6,684,842 of those peoples are immigrants from other nations. A vast percentage of these immigrants came to the country from neighboring countries and EU member-states like Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. 

Additionally, some 913,000 of France’s immigrants hail from Algeria, 840,000 from Morocco, and 762,0000 from Portugal. The rich cultural heritage of France only continues to expand as the nation welcomes increasing diversity. How do the French feel about their increasing immigrant population? Well, the answer varies depending upon who you ask. Many French are feeling an increasing strain from immigrants moving into the country, resulting in feelings of hostility. 

In light of the 2017 election of Emmanuel Macron, however, it appears that the French are less hostile towards immigration than many may have previously thought. As opposed to his more anti-immigration opponents in the presidential election, Macron believes that EU nations should be accepting of EU immigrants. But what if you’re not an EU citizen? If you are seeking a life in France but are coming from a non-EU country, you must apply for a residence permit and display skills and talents that make you valuable to the country. It is likely that these regulations will become more strict in the future, however, as economic growth slows and unemployment slowly rises. 

Spain: Ranked 19th out of the 80 best countries by US News as one of the best nations in the world, Spain is comprised of numerous semi-independent “communities.” The cultural influence of each of these historical kingdoms allows a nation of diverse and dynamic population. It is likely that this mixing pot of influence, as well as religious freedom and family-friendly atmosphere, is what appeals to many immigrants. Spain currently has a population of 46,505,963, 6,900,547 of those are immigrants from other nations. The immigrating population to Spain is considerably diverse with people coming from Romania, Argentina, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Morocco. The largest number of immigrants come to Spain from Romania with 810,471 Romanian immigrants now living in the country. The second largest number of immigrants come to Spain from Morocco with 778,451 immigrants and following that is Ecuador with 519,123 immigrants.

The large and diverse patchwork of culture in Spain lures immigrants from all over the globe…but how do the Spanish feel about their increasing immigrant population? As it turns out, they are much more accepting than many other nations! Xenophobia and conflicts between immigrants and nationals are rare in Spain. This almost welcoming attitude is thought to be a result of the existing diversity of the Spanish population. In a country that already embraces multiple cultures and religions, immigrants are rarely seen as a “threat” to the Spanish way of life. Despite Spain’s acceptance, however, immigrants still face a struggle with low salaries, high levels of unemployment, poverty, and job insecurity after settlement.

Amid their economic crisis, however, Spain continues to accept many immigrants which only seems to worsen the quality of life for incoming populations. For many families, though, these effects of economic crisis are little of a deterrent. So, just what does it take to immigrate to Spain? Amid increasing numbers of immigrants, Spain recently made reforms to their immigration policy, making things a little more confusing for those seeking entry. Depending on your reason for seeking entry to Spain, requirements for your application vary. 

United Kingdom: Ranked 3rd out of the top 80 countries by US News as one of the best nations in the world, the United Kingdom is one of the world’s most developed nations and holds considerable world influence. Long seen as a destination for immigrants worldwide, the United Kingdom has seen increasing diversity in immigrant populations over the last few decades. This increase in diversity is likely a result of the quality of human and property rights as well as religious freedom and well-developed public health and education systems. The United Kingdom currently has a population of 62,348,447, 6,955,738 of those are immigrants from other nations. Similar to Spain, the immigrating population to the U.K. is quite diverse hailing from countries all over the world.

The biggest source of the U.K.’s immigrants, unsurprisingly, is India with some 657,792 of the immigrant population being Indian by birth. Second to India is Poland with 521,446 of the U.K’s population immigrating from Poland. Following these two nations, Pakistan, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Bangladesh, the USA, Jamaica, and Kenya are the largest contributors to the U.K’s immigrant population. How do the British feel about immigrating populations? This very much depends on who you ask, particularly with Brexit looming over everyone’s heads. Many British feel that their culture is being diluted by foreign influence and their jobs are at risk due to the influx of workers willing to work for lower wages. Brexit has thrust this issue into the limelight, however, since a large portion of Britain’s immigrant population provide vital services that could not be filled adequately by native Britons.

As the negotiations for Brexit continue, it seems that more and more British natives are being made aware of just how much the British economy depends on immigrants. Current regulations for immigration to the United Kingdom are under scrutiny and likely to be revised with Brexit. As it currently stands, though, requirements for entry to the country vary depending on your reason for immigration. For most non-EU immigrants, entry to the country requires leave to enter the country. When granted, this may come with conditions and restrictions applied. 

Canada: We might be a little biased, but we think Canada is the most immigrant-friendly country in the world. (We're trying to be objetive and ranking us 5th.) We've got plenty of space, we're already ethnically diverse (including two of the six most multicultural cities on earth, Vancouver and Toronto), and we survived the global recession relatively unscathed. Yes, it can get pretty cold, and you'll probably want to avoid rural areas at first, but Canada has great social services and a high standard of living. Ranked 2nd out of the top 80 countries by US News as one of the best nations in the world, Canada is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. It is this availability of land and the Canadian welcoming attitude towards immigrants that attracts incoming immigrants annually.

Of course, the human rights, property rights, quality of life, religious freedom, and well-developed public health and education systems are also a draw! Canada currently has a population of approximately 36,000,000, 7,202,340 of those are immigrants from other nations. In addition to attracting immigrants from the United Kingdom and United States, Canada is a particularly attractive destination for many Asian countries. The United Kingdom is the largest source of Canada’s immigrants with some 674,746 individuals living there having come from the U.K. China is the second largest source of Canada’s immigrants with 543,573 immigrants living in Canada. Following that, India, the Philippines, Italy, the USA, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland, and Vietnam. Where many nations are less accepting of immigrant populations, Canada is rather unique in its position.

The current demographics of Canada mean that without immigrants, the Canadian population will decline in the coming years. Immigrant populations are what helps to maintain the nation’s economy. Due to this, most Canadians are happy to accept incoming immigrants. One concern for Canadians, however, is the focus of immigrants on larger industrialized cities. Immigrants flock to these developed areas in search of work and cultural hubs, however, these are the areas that offer the most opportunity for Canadians as well. 

Germany: Ranked 4th out of the best 80 countries by US News as one of the best nations in the world, Germany is the most populous nation in the E.U. Bordering nine other countries, it’s no surprise that Germany sees a diverse influx of immigrants seeking the country’s stable growing economy. Germany currently has a population of 81,644,454, 10,758,061 of those individuals are immigrants from other nations. 

The vast percentage of these immigrant’s hail from other central European countries. The attraction? The low unemployment rates, huge economy, and openness to refugees. The largest number of Germany’s immigrants, some 2,733,109 people, hail from Turkey. Second to Turkey is Italy with 842,666 immigrants now living in Germany. Third is Poland with 613,768 immigrants. Following these top three contributing nations, the largest population of immigrants in Germany come from Greece, Croatia, the Russian Federation, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine.

But, how do the Germans feel about the huge influx of immigrants? Well, German politicians have built their careers on the concept of building a welcoming culture that keeps doors open to immigrants. This open-door policy has, however, led to a considerable number of refugees, something which is now becoming a bone of contention for locals. Having accepted so many immigrants into their country, many Germans feel that they have “done their part” and that their own culture is beginning to suffer. This sentiment was reflected in the recent election when support of Angela Merkel dropped considerably as a result of her open-door policy to refugees. This is undoubtedly what led to her most recent promise to limit the number of refugees that Germany would accept.

So, Germans are growing tired of the huge influx of immigrants… but how do they feel towards those who are living there currently? Despite maintaining the “welcoming culture” that has been encouraged, a recent poll shows that only 59% of Germans feel that immigrants are welcome in Germany. Those who believe that immigrants are not welcome blame a strained social system for their sentiments. These individuals believe that as this strain worsens, clashes with and acceptance of immigrant populations will worsen. Essentially, while Germany is an immigration friendly country, it may not remain so for very long.

United States: Ranked 7th out of the top 80 countries by US News as one of the best nations in the world, the United States is recognized for being the most dominant military and economic power in the world. A diverse country in terms of cultural influence, the U.S. lures many immigrants with the promise of human rights, freedom, religious freedom, a rich business climate, and opportunity for a better life. 

The United States currently has a population of 310,232,863, 42,788,029 of those are immigrants from other nations. A plurality of these immigrants come directly from Mexico. Some 11,635,995 individuals in the U.S. currently are Mexican by birth. The U.S. also has a large percentage of Asian immigrants hailing from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, and South Korea. The immigrant population is rounded out with immigrants from Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Cuba, and Canada. The attraction of the U.S. lies in existing cultural communities from many of these nations in addition to the belief that the U.S. is the land of opportunity. How does the U.S. feel towards immigrating populations? 

That really depends on who you ask. It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is no real fan of immigrants, but polls show that some 60% of Americans disagree with his wall-building plan. Recent research also shows that the general feeling that immigrants are a burden on the country has declined by 36% since 1994. In fact, 63% of Americans now feel that immigrants strengthen the country. So overall, while there are some individuals who feel their jobs are being stolen by immigrants, that number is much lower than some may have you believe. In general, U.S. citizens are welcoming and accepting of immigrating populations. To apply for permanent residence in the United States you can be sponsored, i.e. you must be related to a U.S. citizen or green-card holder. Note that different relationships are given higher priority over others. Or you must secure employment with a U.S. company. You may also qualify as a refugee or become a resident through the “green card lottery.” 

Singapore: Singapore is the safest place in the world. Do you need any other reason than that? The government ensures a safe and productive working environment but isn’t overbearing. When it comes to education, Singaporeans routinely score the best in the world, and your children are guaranteed a multicultural upbringing – with a public school system can prepare your children in both English and Chinese. It’s hard to find a more international country to live in, where your children will be prepared for the global rise of Asia. There are several routes to obtain immigration documents in Singapore – but the Entrepass is one I’ve gone through personally and can recommend. The Singapore government does a fantastic job of fostering innovation through various incentives, schemes, and backing. These reasons and more are why American investor Jim Rogers moved himself and his whole family here, and part of what we talked about when we sat down to talk a few years ago. 

New Zealand: New Zealand has 4 very attractive programs for entrepreneurs and investors who are able to relocate or start a business. For those who want to run an active business and are able to employ a few local Kiwi, you can apply under the entrepreneur or entrepreneur + schemes which mandate the business is active and provides some benefit to society in New Zealand. For those who prefer to make a passive investment (in real estate or a farm, for instance) you could apply under their investor and investor + schemes which start at about 2M and go up from there. Under this scheme, you couldn’t make your investment your primary residence, but it is fairly flexible when it comes to investment in land/farms. This is partly why there has been a huge influx of Chinese money pouring into New Zealand farming. New Zealand is about as safe as it gets, and the most dangerous thing your children might encounter is an angry sheep. 

Panama: Panama is the safest country in central America, and their friendly nations visa allows the main applicant to attach a spouse and defendants to the application for small additional fee of just a few thousand dollars. Your kids are pretty much guaranteed to become fluent in Spanish, and there are many international schools in Panama city. However, the countryside is what I would also recommend, as part of your qualification for permanent residency includes either an investment in a business ($10,000) capitalization, or real estate ($80,000). It’s a fairly simple process. Simply obtain police records (or FBI check if you are American) in your home country and get it apostilled at a Panamanian consulate or embassy. This is the only step you’ll need to do outside the country of Panama, we’ll handle the rest of the forms for you, and setup the various meetings you’ll need. Contact us now. 

Malta: Malta Located as a group of Islands in Southern Europe, Malta is a Mediterranean destination that allows for citizenship by investment, meaning you can instantly qualify for a Maltese passport. If you have parents or grandparents you’d also like to immigrate with, Malta is perhaps the best country to look at, as there are specific provisions which allow for an applicant to attach up to 2 generations of dependents. This means that mom, dad, and even grandpa can move to Malta.
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SKILLED IMMIGRATION USA


Employment based immigration visas, or Green Cards, allow migrants to gain lawful permanent residence in the US in order to engage in skilled work. There are two ways to obtain a US Green Card: one way is through a family member, the other way is to obtain an employment based Green Card (you can also try for the annual Green Card diversity lottery).

There are 5 EB categories: 

EB-1 For multinational executives or managers, or for people with exceptional experience and ability in science, art, education, business, or sport.

EB-2 For those in certain professions – such as medicine, science, and teaching - who hold a Master's degree or higher.

EB-3 For skilled workers with at least 2 years of experience in their field, Master's degree and PhD holders who are not covered by the EB-2 visa, and for low skilled workers to take a permanent US job.

EB-4 For certain migrants who do not fit into other visa categories: some religious workers, US Foreign service employees, and others.

EB-5 For investors who invest a minimum of either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a US business with at least 10 employees.

SKILLED IMMIGRATION CANADA

There are some common queries on Canadian immigration. First of all, what is Canada immigration and how the process works. First of all, let us explain that immigration is not just about reaching a specific country. Immigration is perhaps far more than that and includes procurement of legal documents and permission to stay in the destined nation for prescribed period of time. Rules and regulations of Canada are not similar to India. Being a western world nation, it has strict rules and regulations in terms of Canada.

In Canada there are four categories of immigrants: family class (closely related persons of Canadian residents living in Canada), economic immigrants (skilled workers and business people), other (people accepted as immigrants for humanitarian or compassionate reasons) and refugees (people who are escaping persecution, torture or cruel and unusual punishment). Therefore, it is very important for every person aspiring to enter Canada to know which category in which he is falling.

Beware of some money mooching agents and companies whose work is just to befool the innocent travellers. You have serious chances of getting at the wrong category of immigrant, if you are not vigilant. Canadian immigration is easy, but there are scammers and fraudulent organizations operating in the market, which not only befool the clients but also disgrace the whole industry.

SKILLED IMMIGRATION AUSTRALIA

In the past few years, immigration to Australia has been one of the most popular destinations for Pakistani and South Asians. Especially during past two decades, Pakistani have shifted their priority from America and Western Europe to Australia. Australia is one of the fastest growing economies of the world and extremely wealthy nation. The economy is market based having a relatively high GDP per capita, and a relatively low rate of poverty. Both skilled and unskilled Indian workers have immigrated to Australia due to various reasons. We provide best australia tourist visa agents in Pakistan.

Immigrating to Australia was not simpler a decade ago. But the government has liberalized their policies which has helped the immigrants to enter the nation for long term visas and permanent immigration. This is the reason why society of Australia is culturally and ethnically very diverse having people from all parts of the world. Historically, the nation has been very peaceful, apart from a few hitches here and there.

Australia has export partnership with India and the trade relationship between the two nations is extremely cordial. Total population of Australia include more than 2% Indians and 12% Asian Australians. Therefore residing in Australia becomes comparatively easier for South Asians. The employers are very cooperative in terms of hiring Indians. Ways of entering into Australia have been simplified and various restrictions which were in place earlier have been removed.

SKILLED IMMIGRATION UK

The United Kingdom's points-based 5 tier visa system is the main uk immigration route for migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to come to the UK to work, study, invest or train. The system separates applicants into five 'tiers'. In order to be eligible for a visa in any of the five tiers you must pass a points-based assessment. In work visa applications, points are generally awarded according to the applicant's ability, experience and age. You must reach a points score above a minimum threshold if your application is to be successful. The minimum number of points required varies for each tier. UK Immigration Five Tier Visa System The five tier visa system consists of the following: 

Tier 1 Visa: This visa category is for 'high-value migrants' from outside the EEA and covers entry of entrepreneurs, investors, and those very few people who come under the 'exceptional talent' visa. 

Tier 2 Visa: This category is for 'skilled workers' from outside the EEA with a job offer in the UK. It includes skilled workers who are transferred to the UK by an international company, skilled workers where there is a proven shortage in the UK, ministers of religion and sportspeople.

Tier 3 Visa: This category was designed for low-skilled workers filling specific temporary labour shortages. The Government has so far never allocated any visas under this scheme. Unfortunately, this means that you cannot apply for the Tier 3 visa scheme.

Tier 4 Visa: This category is for students aged over 16 from outside the EEA who wish to study in the UK. Applicants must have a place at a registered UK educational establishment before they can apply.

Tier 5 Visa : This category contains six sub-tiers of temporary worker including creative and sporting, charity, religious workers, and the youth mobility scheme which enables about 55,000 young people every year to work in the UK on working holidays. The visas are awarded to young people from countries that have reciprocal arrangements with the UK.

Other UK visas The five tier system covers most work, study, and invesment visas. But visitor visas, family visas, and some UK business visas fall outside of the five tiers. UK Visitor Visas: This section has the information you need to enter the UK as a visitor, whether for business or pleasure UK Family Visas: Whether you want to bring your family to the UK, or join a family meber already living there, this section covers the main UK visa options for families. UK Business Visas: This section covers a limited number of long term business visas which fall outside of the five tier system.

SKILLED IMMIGRATION DENMARK

If you want to be happy in life, you got to be at the happiest place on the planet. Denmark is just the place which takes away all the negativity from your life and helps you to lead a happy and prosperous life. If you plan to immigrate any European nation which not only offers you better lifestyle but also such peace of mind which you never had experienced earlier, then Denmark is the place you want to be. Denmark has a modern, prosperous and developed mixed market economy. Despite its small size, Denmark is 21st on the list of highest GDP nations across the globe.

Besides the high per capita income and GDP rates, Denmark is also very popular for its scenic beauty and high standard of living. It is often termed as happiest place on the planet due to its high standard of living which the government help in achieving. Today, the world wants to be at Denmark. Around 10% of the total Danish population is comprised by immigrants. South Asians and most remarkably, Pakistan,s make up major part of immigrants. During the past few years, Danish government has made immigration rules a bit stricter in order to stop illegal entrants into the nation.

However, if you somebody like us, who has tremendous amount of experience in Danish immigration, then you are never in problem. Danish government has introduced Green Card scheme for people seeking permanent residency in the nation. Just like any European nation, the regulations for the scheme are pretty strict. 

Pakistan,s aspiring to enter Denmark must understand their rules and how they can qualify to get enrolled into their permanent residency schemes. As your agents, and having huge amount of experience in the field, we not only provide you enough opportunities to enter the nation, but also help in clearing various compliances required by Danish government. We have successfully settled a large number of Indians in Denmark who are now leading their lives happily.

SKILLED IMMIGRATION HONG KONG

Hong Kong is the ultimate immigration destination for Pakistan indulged in financial sector, capital market or any other businesses. Hong Kong is rightly termed as the centre of finance of South Asia and is governed by China. Apart from having scenic natural and artificial beauty, which mesmerizes the travellers from across the globe, Hong Kong also has too much to offer for every section of society. In the past few years, Hong Kong has become extremely popular destination among Pakistan,s who go there for permanent residency and for long term projects. The area offers high income to finance professionals and other sections too. Pakistani,s also prefer Hong Kong due to its nearness to the nation.

Hong Kong immigration is also way simpler than any other European or western world nation due to closeness of the two nations. Putting politics away, Pakistan and China have always been strategic partners and their corporate worlds are interdependent on each other. Chinese government has been extremely fair in granting visas and permanent residencies to Pakistani in Hong Kong. High skilled applicants and wealthy investors hardly find any difficulties in going through statutory compliances of the Hong Kong immigration process. Besides that, thanks to the immigration agents like us, even for a middle class aspirant, the dream to reach Hong Kong is never far from reality.

As your agents, we can assist you in several manners. First of all, General Points Test (GPT) is taken by their government, which is not different from the tests taken by Australian and British governments. We prepare our clients for such tests. These days, to restrict the number of illegal immigrants in the nation, the government has restricted the number of visas to 1000 per year. In such case, importance of having experienced professionals who have enormous experience in this field is really crucial. 

People intending to apply for employment at the German Labor Market need to get their final qualification assessments done by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB), which has been entrusted with that specific responsibility. The assessment is done to compare the certificates given in other countries to those given in Germany. It must be noted that the procedure for professional recognition is not the same as certificate assessment. This process has to be followed because Germany does not recognize the certificates of higher education awarded by certain countries.
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For those wanting to migrate abroad, we offer documentation processing, application and filing services. Our Immigration Processing Department ranks amongst the best in Pakistan. A highly experienced research team evaluates and processes cases diligently as per the latest rules and regulations.

We file the highest number of visa applications from Pakistan. Global Visa employs or works alongside Accredited Immigration experts at partner offices abroad.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

There are a few countries that currently have a point-based immigration programme for those who want to work and settle there. There are a number of categories through which aspiring migrants can file their applications. Occupations that are in demand get bonus points and are processed faster; these vary from one country to another.

But the main problem is that a majority of immigrants didn't go for the immigration consultation due to the high costing of immigration consultants.

OVERSEAS PLACEMENT

We also provides jobs to customers so that anyone can submit case. Upon completion of the information form, We places their resumes on its hot list. Overseas employers access this list to seek candidates who suit their requirements.

If an employer is interested in an applicant’s profile, our recruiter will contact that person to coordinate an interview and take the process forward. Applicants are not charged for these services, as employers pay placement fees to us.

AUSTRALIA SKILLED MIGRANT

Visa programs under Subclass 189/190/489 are for skilled workers intending to migrate to Australia. While Subclass 189 is a skilled independent – permanent visa, Subclass 190 is a skilled nominated – permanent visa and subclass 489 is a skilled regional – provisional visa. A visa subclass has to be chosen based on the skills, requirements and eligibility of the applicant. It is necessary for applicants to qualify for the points-based test. The points for these subclasses are calculated on various factors such as English language proficiency, age, educational qualifications, etc.

CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY

Canada Express Entry Program was launched in January 2015 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for skilled labour to enter Canada and join its workforce. Invitations for this program are open throughout the year. Since it has no restrictions, any number of people can apply through this program. Persons with experience in any field of work, skill or professional background can put their profile in the pool. The Federal and Provincial governments of Canada then choose eligible applicants.

GERMANY JOB SEEKER VISA

People intending to apply for employment at the German Labor Market need to get their final qualification assessments done by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB), which has been entrusted with that specific responsibility. The assessment is done to compare the certificates given in other countries to those given in Germany. It must be noted that the procedure for professional recognition is not the same as certificate assessment. This process has to be followed because Germany does not recognize the certificates of higher education awarded by certain countries.

NEWZEALAND IMMIGRATION

New Zealand is one of the safest and most peaceful country in the world to live and work. Various professionals from different fields intending to settle through immigration program take benefit of New Zealand's vast infrastructure and excellent work environment. Immigration to New Zealand is based upon key factors like Education, Work Experience and Age of the applicant along with the sponsorship from an eligible New Zealand employer.

The Government has set some pre-requisites and various other guidelines for prospective Skilled professionals whose occupation and skills are in shortage in New Zealand. India produces millions of such professionals for immigration in the fields of Education, Finance, Engineering and Medical.

UK IMMIGRATION

Great Britain has always been a preferred Immigration and settlement destination for people from Pakistan since centuries and It is no different even today. U.K. allows people from across the world to live and work under various programs (Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3, Tier-4 Visa etc.) But, recently, the immigration rules are made tougher and only a few professionals with high income from salary in India can apply in limited categories.

Students are also deprived from post study work options and it can simply be termed as an unfavourable study option if someone is opting to settle in UK. Hence, only family visa applications are some of the categories where in one can migrate and settle in UK. We may assist our clients with the said preferences and students looking for quality education without settlement and immigration requirement.

USA IMMIGRATION

Many people from Pakistan origin are working and residing in USA who have gone on family immigration or as a student or are working professionals on H1-B visa. During the last century USA has allowed millions of people from across the world to settle and hence is popularly known as the land of immigrants with equal opportunities. Many of them are citizens today.

People are willing to compromise their well set career across the world to resettle in USA because of its natural resources, thriving economy and job opportunities. USA does not have immigration in place but one may migrate on business immigration with family and can live work and settle permanently. EB-5 investment visa and L-1 visa are some of the popular business immigration options to settle permanently in the United States of America.
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