How will an EB-5 application impact my current L-1 visa? - EB5Investors.com

How will an EB-5 application impact my current L-1 visa?

My wife plans to apply for the EB-5 program. However, I am on an L-1 visa and my wife and children have an L-2 visa. If my wife applies for EB-5, will the application affect my existing L-1 visa?

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Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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Not at all as the L-1A and L-2 are dual intent statuses. Make sure status is maintained until the green cards are approved.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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The L-1 is a dual intent visa so it will not have any impact.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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Starting an EB-5 case, i.e., your wife filing an I-526 petition, will not affect your L-1 visa/status or the L-2 visa/status of your wife and children. The L category is a "dual intent" visa category and, therefore, applying for an immigrant classification such as EB-5 does not affect your non-immigrant L classification.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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If you have a knowledgeable immigration lawyer, your wife applying for an EB-5 should not affect you at all.

Kristal Ozmun

Kristal Ozmun

Immigration Attorneys
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No, L-1 is dual intent.

Phuong Le

Phuong Le

Immigration Attorneys
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Can be done, and if setup correctly, may be a way to lawfully remain in the U.S. as the I-526 remains pending (depends on your goals/intentions though). But best to structure carefully. The fact that you have two separate petitions helps (and that you would be a beneficiary).

Jeff Khurgel

Jeff Khurgel

Immigration Attorneys
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Applying for an EB-5 Green Card should not negatively affect L-1/L-2 statuses as they are "dual intent" statuses.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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There should be no effect. Your wife can apply for EB-5 even though you are on L-1 visa.

Stephen Berman

Stephen Berman

Immigration Attorneys
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No, it will not impact your L1 visa.

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