Legal Assistance With Investment Visas

Forney Roth is a law firm located in Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, that can help the foreign investor determine which visa is right for them.

We focus primarily on two different types of investment visas: E-1/E-2 investor visas and EB-5 employment creation visas.

Criteria For An E-1/E-2 Investor Visa

If a commercial treaty exists with the U.S. and a person's home country, they may be eligible for what is called E investor nonimmigrant visa. This visa allows for unlimited renewals, but the investor must have a "substantial" contribution to the economy of the United States. Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age are eligible for E-2 visas.

Requirements For An EB-5 Employment Creation Visa

The U.S. government allows for 10,000 visas annually for alien investors in new commercial businesses. To be eligible, the business must create employment for at least 10 people.

There are two types of investor groups under this type of visa. One invests at least $500,000 in areas targeted because of high unemployment rates. The other type of group involves those who invest $1,000,000.

With an employment creation visa, the government issues a two-year conditional green card. Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age are also eligible for a conditional green card.

The investor should file a petition to remove conditions within a 90-day period immediately before the green card expires. The investor will need to show proof of at least 10 employment positions; however, the petition may still be approved if the investor can show the jobs will be created in a reasonable amount of time.

Contact Paul Forney At Forney Roth

Paul Forney is the firm's attorney who handles the investor visa practice, and may be contacted with any questions or to consult about these specific types of visas or other parts of immigration law matters. Call 888-645-5775 today. Se habla español: 402-800-6690.

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