Investment Visas

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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.

At 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 here.

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.

Why Choose Harrison Law Office, P.C.?

Because you are an investor, the outcome of your visa application process may significantly impact your financial circumstances. We urge you to allow our investor visa attorney to help you prepare for the application process, complete all necessary paperwork, compile evidence, and demonstrate the extraordinary value you could add to the U.S. economy. We have helped hundreds of investors from all around the world accomplish their legal and financial goals, and we want to put this experience to work for you.

Get started on your investor visa process today by calling (415) 212-6817 or sending us an online message. We provide services in multiple languages for our non-English speaking clients.

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