People wishing to come to the United States as entrepreneurs or investors may pursue a variety of options. Unlike employment-based visas, investment visas do not require a labor certification and, unlike family-based petitions, they do not require a qualifying family member in the United States. All it takes is money to invest, and a desire to take on the U.S. market.

Comprehensive Immigration Services For Entrepreneurs And Investors

As part of our comprehensive immigration practice, we help people come to the United States using a variety of options. We prepare investor nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications and guide clients through the visa qualifying process. We help business owners and foreign investors pursue the following types of visas:

E-2 — Under nonimmigrant E-2 classification, a national of a foreign country puts his or her investment funds at risk when entering the United States to pursue a profit in the American market by starting a new business or buying and operating an existing business. This classification may be renewed indefinitely, and there is no specific dollar amount required.

EB-5 — The federal government began offering the EB-5 investor visa to stimulate the American economy through foreign capital. This visa gives permanent resident status to those who invest at least $1 million in a new American-based business with at least 10 full-time U.S. workers. Investments may also be made in numerous designated "regional centers" that pool money together for EB-5 investors. The investment threshold drops to $500,000 for those who invest in certain employment areas such as rural areas or urban areas of high unemployment. Only a limited number of EB-5 visas are granted each year, but this classification is a stepping stone to securing a green card and, eventually, citizenship.

Contact Our Sedona Lawyer For Help With E-2 Investor Visas And Other Investment Visas

With our extensive experience, we are equipped to help individuals and businesses with all of their immigration needs in Phoenix and Cottonwood-Sedona and throughout Arizona. To arrange your initial consultation with attorney Alice Vacek Aranda, please contact us online or call us at 602-842-1115.