Investing in the United States
Non-immigrant treaty trader and investor visas
If you are a citizen of a recognized treaty country, you could be eligible to come to the United States for trading or investment purposes through an E1 treaty trader visa or an E2 treaty trader visa. If eligible, these visas would allow you up to a two-year stay in the country, with the potential to renew and increase the length of stay.
E1 and E2 visas are available for those conducting substantial trade or making substantial investments in U.S. businesses as well as managers, executives and essential employees who will be working in United States branch offices of the businesses in question.
Immigrant investor EB5
The EB5 (fifth employment preference) visa is an option for those ultimately seeking permanent residence in the United States through investment opportunities.
Qualifying for this visa requires an investment in a U.S. business of either $500,000 or $1 million (depending on the location of the business). Further, the investment will need to create at least 10 full-time jobs for workers who are United States citizens, lawful permanent residents, or other immigrants lawfully authorized to be employed in the United States.
There are further details and complications for EB1, EB2 and EB5 visas. At Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel, LLP, we have the experience and knowledge to provide you with sound counsel and help throughout the process of achieving your immigration goals.
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