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Law Office of Daniel S. Castaneda helps employers resolve their immigration issues in a wide range of industries, including research, finance, information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and oil and gas. If you are hiring an employee from overseas, are concerned about complying with the regulations and guidelines outlined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), or have concerns about navigating the complex U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) process, I have a proven record of success. I have helped businesses secure non-immigrant, temporary employment visas for international employees. I have also helped many foreign national workers obtain legal permanent resident status (“green cards”) through employment or investment.
What Is An E1 Visa?
The E1 visa, commonly known as a Treaty Trader Visa, allows someone to work legally in the United States or an affiliated organization where more than 50% of the business is traded between the United States and the home country.
For qualification, the applicant must work in this treaty environment and be engaged in the duties of an executive or supervisor role. The applicant must have a high-ranking position within that enterprise or have a specialized qualification that makes their services essential such as an executive or business owner.
For example, an individual may have their business established in Mexico and engage in a treaty business, like the trucking industry. Someone with trucking companies in Mexico may either establish a company here in the United States or be employed by a logistics company in the United States because of their unique qualifications. They provide an essential service to this industry or are a high-ranking official.
E1 visa holders can stay for up to two years, but they have no limit on their extensions. In addition, they can bring immediate family members with them. They must submit supporting documentation and attend an interview to prove they meet the strict criteria.
What Is An E2 Visa?
The E2 visa holders are treaty investors that have invested substantial amounts of capital in a bona fide enterprise in the United States.
Applicants can invest in a business they intend to create by providing a business plan or investing that money in a pre-existing business, which helps facilitate the process.
The likelihood of success of the investment is critical to obtaining an E2 visa. As with the E1 visa, the person can bring their spouse or children, and the visa is renewable. It lasts for two years but can be renewed indefinitely as long as the business enterprise is successful and operating.
What Is An EB-5 Visa?
To obtain an EB-5 visa, applicants need to invest $800,000 in rural locations and a million in the rest of the country.
However, there are a plethora of other requirements for it. Only 10,000 of these visas are available to issue every year, but the limit has never been reached.
EB-5 visas are one of the more difficult visas because they require that the investor participates in the actual operation. They cannot simply be bought; the visa applicant must be engaged in the business they’re working or investing in. They obtain a green card, but it’s conditional for two years.
After two years, if the business is profitable and moving forward, the applicant can get a permanent green card. Then after five years, they can apply for citizenship.
With the guidance of a skilled attorney for Investor Visa Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’ll make it look easy.
For more information on Categories Of Investor Visas In The US, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (619) 710-6095 today.
Providing Thorough Attention To Your Unique Immigration Case
Every visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your qualifications must match precisely. Mistakes on your application can mean delays or even denial. That is why it is necessary to recruit an experienced immigration attorney who can gather the documentation and evidence that supports your eligibility. Because immigration laws and policies often change, I am dedicated to maintaining and deepening my knowledge so that you can advance smoothly through USCIS’s complex visa process.
Knowledgeable California Attorney Helps You Cut Through Red Tape
Even if your business has just one employee, you are required to comply with INA requirements on employment eligibility. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enforces INA provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification and nondiscrimination. The consequences of an employer hiring unauthorized workers or failing to properly complete and retain an Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly known as a Form 1-9, can include criminal charges and penalties.
I thoroughly examine acceptable forms of documentation, confirm your employees’ citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States, and help you conduct self-audits of your 1-9s each year to ensure they been completed accurately. I also provide you with personalized immigration counsel so you can take proactive measures against discrimination lawsuits arising from improperly handled 1-9 forms under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
Contact A Diligent And Meticulous California Business Immigration Lawyer
To schedule a consultation with Law Office of Daniel S. Castaneda in my San Diego, California office, call me at (619) 710-6095 or contact me online.