Investor visas are incredibly complex and require a thorough understanding of corporate, securities, and immigration law. Efficiency, solid financials, proper preparation, and business knowledge are key to navigating the complicated process of securing an investor visa.
At Indus Law Firm, we carefully advise you on every aspect of obtaining an investor visa to start or grow a business in the U.S. Investor visas are ideal for entrepreneurs and small business owners, including franchisees. A solid business plan with financial and market analysis, extensive investment and source of funds records, and viable investment opportunity must be reviewed ahead of time to ensure the correct type of visa for the opportunity you seek.
Listed below are the types of visas available for investors in the U.S.
E-2 Treaty Investor
The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows foreign nationals of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United States based on the investment of a substantial amount of capital in a bona fide U.S. enterprise.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor
The EB-5 category is a green card vehicle based on investment in a U.S. enterprise. Foreign nationals who invest $1 million USD (or $500,000 if in a Targeted Employment Area) are eligible to self-petition for a green card under this preference category. The immigrant investor must be actively involved in the investment enterprise and the enterprise must create or preserve at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers within a specified timeframe following issuance of the visa.