Investor Visa Lawyer in San Francisco
Temporary & Permanent Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs
Would visiting or moving to the United States help you expand your investment
interests and accomplish your business goals? The U.S. government values
your capital and expertise. As such, you may qualify for a nonimmigrant
(temporary) or immigrant (permanent) investor visa.
Harrison Law Office, P.C., we have handled
hundreds of immigration cases since founding our law firm in 2014, and we are particularly experienced
with foreign entrepreneurs who are expanding their commercial operations
and investments into the United States. Our San Francisco investor visa
attorney has years of experience and a track record of success, and he
looks forward to helping you accomplish all your immigration goals.
Investor Visa for a Temporary Stay
Are you hoping to stay in the United States for several months or years
while you conduct business and manage your investment activities? You
may qualify for the
E-2 nonimmigrant visa.
As a nonimmigrant visa, the E-2 grants an authorized stay lasting anywhere
from three months to two years. To qualify, you must have citizenship
in a country that maintains a commerce treaty with the United States.
Find the current list of treaty nations
You will need to invest a substantial amount of funds into a qualifying
commercial enterprise in the United States, and you must be coming to
the U.S. specifically to direct or manage this investment process. The
investment must generate much more income than is required to sustain
yourself and your family.
The E-2 visa is one of the few that allows the recipient to possess dual
intent, meaning they can obtain a nonimmigrant visa even though they are
interested in eventually becoming a lawful permanent resident. Before
deciding to complete this process, be sure to consider the income tax
implications of obtaining a green card while on an E-2 visa.
Investment-Based Green Card
If your ultimate goal is to become a lawful permanent resident of the United
States, you may consider applying for the
EB-5 immigrant visa.
This visa is technically the fifth category of
employment-based immigration. However, the EB-5 visa is unique in that you do not need an employer
to sponsor you, and you do not need to complete the Labor Certification
process. However, you will need to meet much greater investment requirements
than you would need to meet for the E-2 category. For example, you will
need to invest at least $1,800,000 or, if the enterprise is in a targeted
employment area, at least $900,000.
Once you obtain your
green card, you will be able to live and work anywhere in the United States. After
five years of lawful permanent residence, you might also qualify for citizenship
through naturalization. While the investment-based green card process
requires extensive preparation, it may be well worth the effort—especially
with our attorney as your dedicated advocate.
For a courtesy case evaluation, call
(415) 212-6817 or
contact us online today. We offer fast turnarounds, responsive service, and honest guidance
from start to finish.