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With more than 35 years of collective work experience, our immigration attorneys have helped hundreds of investors, business owners and entrepreneurs secure visas, green cards and citizenship as a pathway to their future, freedom, and life in the United States.
3 Common Questions our Clients Ask Us
1. I have my own business in my home country and I want to move some or all of the operations to the United States. Can I get a visa or green card for that?
Usually yes, depending on the type and size of business you have abroad, the type and size of business you intend to have in the United States as well as other factors. Our immigration lawyers can analyze your situation in detail and give you the best recommendation for a visa or green card based on your circumstances.
2. What is better for me – buying an existing business or starting a new business?
It depends on your particular circumstances. In some cases, it makes sense to buy an existing business because you can save yourself the hassle of building a business from the ground up, getting business licenses, hiring employees, acquiring customers, etc. On the other hand, buying an existing business may be more complicated and expensive, and there is a certain amount of risk involved.
In other cases, starting up a new business is the best opportunity for the investor or business owner, even if it will take longer to achieve substantial revenues in the United States. Our immigration attorneys can analyze your situation in detail and give you the best recommendation based on your circumstances.
3. I want to be a completely passive investor. If I buy a house or stocks in the United States, can I get an investor visa?
Generally, no, because the immigration laws only allow you to gain an investor visa, either temporary or permanent, if you invest in an active business. However, you may qualify for an investor visa that would not require you to manage the business on a day-to-day basis, but just have general overall supervision over it. An example of this would be for immigrant investors who invest through a regional center. Talk with our immigration lawyers about your situation to get the best advice for your particular case.
How our Immigrant Lawyers Can Help You
Investing your money in an enterprise and immigrating to the United States can be very difficult for you and for your family members. We know it is important for you to succeed in your business and minimize the risk of losing your investment. Our immigration attorneys have successfully helped hundreds of investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to secure their visas, green cards and citizenship in the United States. We have helped owners and investors secure financing for their businesses, eased their relocation process, and helped them to avoid all of the stresses of navigating U.S. immigration law. We do everything we can to support your transition to America.
For some of our clients, we have made valuable introductions that led to business deals with new customers. In addition, we also regularly help investors petition for their families to relocate to the United States. We understand that family support and family unity can be a major contributor to your successful relocation to the United States and will do our best to handle all of the immigration matters that will enable you to achieve your professional and personal dreams of investing in America and relocating here.
Our experienced immigration lawyers can assist you with the following:
- Temporary Investor Visas – E and L visas as well as other non-immigrant visas available for investors.
- EB-5 Immigrant Investor green cards.
- National Interest Waivers for business owners.
- Permanent residence for executive and manager intra-company transferees.
- Permanent residency for people with extraordinary ability in business.
- Green cards for people with exceptional ability in business.
- Consulting with investors and owners about general U.S. immigration and relocation issues.
If you are ready to start the immigration process, or if you have additional questions about the process, call our office today. We will help you determine the best strategy and help you avoid common issues that can lead to delays and denials.