As an entrepreneur, you may be looking to expand your business into new markets. Or, you can bring foreign employees onto your team. In either case, you will need to apply for a visa. There are a number of visas available for entrepreneurs, but not all of them are well known. Our Rockville immigration team discusses the EB-5, L-1, and E-2 visas and explains how Yacub Law Offices can assist you through the visa application process.
The EB-5 visa, often called the “golden visa,” is an investor visa. It requires a significant investment in an American business — typically $500,000-$1,000,000 — and can secure permanent residence status for the entrepreneur and their family. This option may appeal to entrepreneurs looking to make a sizable investment in the U.S. market and become permanent residents.
The L-1 visa is designed for entrepreneurs who plan to open a branch office in the United States using their existing international business. It requires that the applicant has been employed abroad by this same company for at least one year in the last three years. This visa is an excellent option for entrepreneurs who already have an existing business abroad and want to expand into the United States.
The E-2 visa is aimed at entrepreneurs seeking to open up new business operations in the United States. It requires that the applicant has invested or is actively investing a substantial amount of capital into a U.S. business and that the investor is a citizen of a country with whom the United States has a treaty of commerce and navigation. This visa is perfect for entrepreneurs who want to open up shop in the United States but don’t have an existing business abroad or are not eligible for the EB-5 visa.
How Yacub Law Offices Can Help
Navigating the complexities of visa applications can be a daunting task for any entrepreneur. At Yacub Law Offices, we provide comprehensive legal guidance and representation throughout the visa application process. Our experienced attorneys are committed to helping entrepreneurs secure the visas they need to expand their businesses and pursue their dreams. Reach us today for more information about the visas discussed in this blog post and how we can help you apply.
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