The main investor visas that can be obtained are the E-1, E-2, and EB-5 visa. E-1 and E-2 are categorized as treaty visas, while EB-5 is known as the immigrant investor visa. At The Law Office of Kevork Adanas, P.C., we specialize in this domain. We can advise you on the best visa option suitable in your case and assist you at every step of the way to ensure that you qualify for it.
The E-1 Visa
The purpose of treaty visas is to facilitate trade between the treaty country and the US. To qualify for the E-1 visa, the employee or a treaty trader must be a national of that foreign treaty country. Other requirements for this trade visa include:
- The exchange of trade between the treaty country and the US should be traceable
- The business should be international, including commodities like services, money, and goods
- At least 50 percent of the business carried should be between the treaty country and the US
- Trade should be substantial with an ongoing flow of transactions
- The trading income derived should support the trader and their family
The E-2 Visa
This visa is predominantly for treaty investors. It is ideally for those who want to start their business or an enterprise in the US. Although there is no monetary requirement, investors should make a substantial investment. However, it should be made with an irrevocable commitment to the enterprise that comes with a capital risk. Also, the investor should make a significant contribution to the economy and the business's market value. They must be involved in the business, controlling over 50 percent of the business's interest.
The EB-5 Visa
Often referred to as an investor visa, an EB-5 visa is for foreign investors seeking to invest in a company based in the US. Here it is important to note that you don't have to work in the company that you plan to invest in. All that matters is the investment capital.
Some basic requirements for an EB-5 visa are that the investor must invest approximately $500,000 to $1 million in a job-creating enterprise that started operations after 1990.
For more information or legal assistance, let us help. With the utmost ease, our investment-based immigration lawyer can help you walk through the complexities of this type of visa. From completing the process of obtaining an investment-based visa, to ways to build a strong application and things to avoid minimizing the risk of visa rejection, we can assist you with them all. Call us at 201-592-9190 and give us a chance to serve you.