The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency responsible for administering the country’s immigration and naturalization system.
To obtain a US visa, applicants must meet the USCIS classification, which determines specific eligibility criteria based on the person’s background, family, professional skills, and other aspects.
In this article, you will discover how an expert attorney from Jurado & Associates P.A. can help you achieve the American Dream.
Business Immigration Florida – The Essentials
When talking about business immigration for foreign investors, there are two main visa categories in USCIS- the E-2 and the EB-5 visas. The E-2 visa is a nonimmigrant category that permits foreign investors from treaty countries to enter the United States upon investing a substantial amount of capital in a US-based business enterprise.
Additionally, specific employees of an E-2 investor or qualifying company may also qualify to enter the country under E-2 status. The term “treaty country” refers to a country that maintains treaties of commerce and navigation with the United States, or with which it maintains a qualifying agreement.
The E-2 category does not establish a standard minimum amount to determine a substantial amount of capital. In this sense, USCIS provides that a substantial amount of capital must be “substantial in relationship to the total cost of either purchasing an established enterprise or establishing a new one.”
Also, the amount of capital invested must be sufficient to ensure the investor’s financial commitment to the successful operation of the enterprise. While the E-2 visa does not offer a direct pathway to a green card, it is still a feasible option for several foreign entrepreneurs.
On the other hand, the EB-5 visa offers foreign investors the possibility to immigrate and live in the United States as lawful permanent citizens. While the EB-5 category offers a broader scope of possibilities for successful applicants, it has stricter requirements.
Currently, the USCIS provides that “the required standard minimum investment amount of $1 million and the minimum investment amount for investment in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) of $500,000.”
Business Immigration Florida – Why Should I Work with Jurado & Associates P.A.?
At Jurado and Associates, P.A., all attorneys are well-versed professionals in the field of business immigration. The team’s kingpin is Attorney Romy B. Jurado, an expert legal advisor with a decade of experience in the field of immigration and fluent in two languages (English and Spanish).
Aware of the difficulties and pitfalls involved in the immigration process, our attorneys have developed advanced strategies based on in-depth case studies to anticipate possible issues and exponentially increase applicants’ chances of success.
Detailed Assessment and Tailored Strategies
Each person is different, so one strategy that is excellent for one visa applicant may not be the most suitable option for another. Accordingly, our attorneys provide clients with optimized services based on a detailed analysis of each case.
With a solid understanding of business immigration law, our team always conducts extensive research to find the best immigration pathway for each client – especially when it comes to business immigration.
There is no way to establish a solid relationship with clients without proper communication. At Jurado & Associates, P.A., we focus on maintaining streamlined contact with clients, providing clear answers to whatever questions they might have, and ensuring they understand the steps involved in their journeys.