E-2, L-1, 0-1, H1-B, and Alternative Investor Visas
Do not be forced into an EB-5 visa. Many immigration service providers focus exclusively on trying to procure EB-5 visas for their clients and may try to force you into an EB-5 visa investment. Yet, EB-5 visas are not the only option available to foreign investors seeking to apply for investment visas to the United States or to project developers seeking foreign investors to invest in their projects. In fact, EB-5 visas can often require more investment and more time to result in a visa than an intending immigrant has to invest or wait for. The same is true for project developers who may find themselves waiting for long periods of time for investment funds to be released to their project and, then, they may come under tremendous pressure to create more jobs than a project may merit.
There are many other U.S. investor visa options. There are a multitude of alternative visas available for potential investment based immigrants to the United States including specifically E-2, L-1, 0-1, and H1-B visas, amongst others. The Blatteis Law Firm is accustomed to working in conjunction with the immigration attorneys of Siskind Susser, PC to select the visa that is the most appropriate for you and then structuring the related investment to qualify for immigration purposes. Often this means forming companies in ways that are somewhat contrary to what might be done in a typical company formation transaction without immigrant owners. The Blatteis Law Firm has experience in creating such companies and designing structures that mitigate risks for you.
Other Investment Visa Options
If you want to obtain a United States green card but your investment does not meet EB-5 requirements, there are other visa options that exist. We will help you find a visa that suits your needs.