Investment immigration has been her focus for over 10 years. Upon completing her masters in law specialising in real property development, Preeya Malik never knew she would become so deeply entrenched in the United States EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. However, its combination of immigration process and investments into real estate development projects drew her in.
Preeya Malik is the managing director of Step Global. Based in Dubai with a strong presence in India and East Africa, Step Global is a consultancy firm specialising in investment immigration programmes via a strong network of globally licensed legal and immigration advisors. Utilising her American law licence and Canadian background, Preeya focusses on both United States and Canadian investment immigration programmes. These programmes have also proved to be the most popular among Indian migrants.
The U.S. currently offers the EB-5 Program where an investor can invest $900,000 USD (paid in parts) to obtain their U.S. Green Card and then eventually citizenship. Investments are mostly made into large-scale real estate development projects such as hotels and infrastructure.
The U.S. also offers a quick and relatively easy path to migration through the E-2 Investor Visa, which is a programme only open to nationals of certain countries. Although India is not on the list of Treaty countries, Preeya says that investors can first obtain a Grenada or Turkish passport via citizenship by investment programmes which only take three months to process, and then apply to the E-2 programme with their new passport. Under the E-2 visa, an investor gains the right to live and operate a business in the U.S. but does not become a permanent resident. Many investors use this as a quick entry into the U.S. as processing times can be as little as two weeks.
Canada offers great deals for migration as well. For those with business ownership or senior-level management experience, investors can invest as little as $150,000 CND into their own business in Canada to obtain residency and eventually citizenship. Step Global assists through the whole process from providing viable business opportunities to taking the investor through the full immigration process.
Many investors choose to buy out already existing businesses with positive cash flow. Others choose to invest in well-known Canadian and American franchises. Others still have start-up ideas of their own which they wish to pursue. In any of these cases, the investors’ money remains with them and comes back to them in the form of business income over a series of years.
“Over more than 10 years, I’ve seen real families succeed in transforming their lives and futures via various investment immigration programmes,” Preeya states. “These are true avenues to migration and a secure future, and anyone looking for new opportunities would benefit from considering these affordable and accessible options.”
While the business and economic landscape are important factors in considering migration, Preeya explains that many of her clientele explore such programmes for the future of their children. Education in the West is a large factor in considering migration to Canada and the U.S. As a one-stop shop for all immigration needs, Step Global remains focussed on your future.