Paths to America: Visa vs Permanent Residency options

Register for a personal consultation to find the most suitable path to the USA for you and your family through one of the following paths:

  • obtaining an E-2 Visa through a business in the U.S.
  • obtaining a Green Card through your exceptional ability (EB-2), or
  • obtaining a Green Card through investment (EB-5) for you and your family.

 

Interact with U.S. Immigration professionals with more than 26 years of experience.

EB-2/ NIW (National Interest Waiver) Visa

Getting a green card can be challenging.  However, there are certain paths that a person can take in order to achieve legal permanent residency status.  One of the more popular options is through an employment-based visa — particularly the EB-2 National Interest Waiver visa.

EB-2 NIW visa is available to foreign nationals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in the sciences, arts, business, or sports. A bachelor’s degree plus more than five years of experience can help the individual start the process.

If you have a career with substantial merit, and national importance, and you are well-positioned, this visa is an excellent opportunity to live and work in the United States.

E-2 The Treaty Investor Visa

E-2 The Treaty Investor (E-2) visa is for an applicant whose purpose for entering the U.S. is solely to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which the alien has invested, or is actively in the process of investing, a substantial amount of capital in a bona fide enterprise.
Treaty Investor Visa – available to citizens or nationals of 30+ countries that have trade treaties with the United States.
To determine whether the investment is “substantial” the Department of State employs a relative-proportionality test. Generally speaking, the lower the cost of the enterprise, the higher, proportionally, the investment must be to be considered substantial. For example, if the total investment is $200,000 or less, the E-2 investor should provide 100% of the investment.
E-2 visa does not provide residency (not a Green Card), one of the significant advantages is the ability to extend the E-2 visa indefinitely or for as long as the business concerned as viable.

EB-5 Visa Immigrant Investor Program

Immigrant Investor Program provides foreign nationals an opportunity to obtain U.S. permanent residency (a “green card”) for themselves and their immediate family members for investing in American businesses that create new jobs.

 

BENEFITS OF THE EB-5 PROGRAM

  • Green Card for Investor, Spouse, and Children Under 21 at the time of application
  • Path to U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to Work, Travel, and Live anywhere in the United States
  • Ability to Enter and Exit the United States as a Permanent Resident
  • Ability to Start a Business in the U.S. without Immigration Restrictions on the Enterprise
  • Children of Investors may study in U.S. Public School System
  • No Language or Professional Experience Requirements
  • Depending on the immigrant’s country of birth the EB-5 may be the fastest way to get a Green Card in comparison to other paths 
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