What is Happening to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program? How Will the Reauthorization Affect Foreign Nationals Who Want to Invest in the United States?

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy an existing business, start a business (Direct Investment) or invest in a job creation project such as large construction projects including hotels, railways and stadiums (Regional Center). The program was created

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Do I have to Hire Employees to get an E-2 Visa?

An E-2 visa is a great option for entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in the United States. You can read more about the specific E-2 requirements here. One common myth about the E-2 visa is that the company must have already hired employees prior to the

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Boutique-style Retail Store at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for a 5-year E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor. The investor started a boutique-style retail store specializing in sustainable lab-grown diamonds and gemstones. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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EB-5 Green Card Applicant Approved to Immigrate to the United States at the U.S. Consulate in Tokyo

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Tokyo for an EB-5 immigrant visa filed on behalf of a Japanese national. The applicant invested in a regional center and has been approved to immigrate to the United States with his spouse and three children. Please note that past results do not predict future

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E-2 Visa Renewal Approved for Romanian National at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

We recently received an approval at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an E-2 visa renewal filed on behalf of a Romanian national treaty investor. The investor purchased an auto repair business and has successfully run the business for the past two years. Please note that past results do not predict future

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E-2 Visa Approved for an Italian National at the U.S. Consulate in Rome

We just received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Rome for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of an Italian national treaty investor. With his American partner, the investor co-founded a consulting business specializing in the introduction and promotion of Made in Italy products to the U.S. market. Please note that past

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E-2 Visa Approved for Two Canadian Investors at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of two Canadian investors and a dependent spouse. The investors, a father-and-son business team, co-own and will manage two family-style eateries and provide catering services. Please note that past results do not

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The National Visa Center launched new EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk on February 22, 2016

Starting February 22, 2016, National Visa Center (NVC) customers with questions related to an approved I-526 petition will now be able to correspond with the National Visa Center (NVC) using a dedicated e-mail address: NVCeb5@state.gov. Upon receipt of an approved petition from USCIS, the Investor Assistance Desk will oversee the addition

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Documents Associated with the Purchase of a Business?

What are the Key Documents Associated with the Purchase of a Business? The purchase and sale of a business can be conducted by either a purchase of assets or by buying the stock or membership units of the target business.  For any purchase transaction, there are a number of key

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Elements of a Purchase Sale Agreement for a Business?

What are the Key Elements of a Purchase Sale Agreement for a Business? A Purchase Sale Agreement is the legal document that specifies all of the terms and conditions associated with the purchase and sale of a company or the assets.  The document outlines the price, the payment method (For

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Provisions in an Operating Agreement?

What are the Key Provisions in an Operating Agreement? A limited liability company is a business entity structure that limits your liability to the assets invested in the company.  As such, if the business is ever sued, the owner or owners of an LLC is/are not personally liable.  LLCs were

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? Key Considerations of Buying a Business

Key Considerations of Buying a Business Buying an existing business can eliminate some of the risks associated with starting a business from scratch.  This is especially the case if the existing business has a good track record and/or an established client base.  While there are significant benefits associated with buying

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Moving to the U.S.? 3 Easy Steps to Obtain your Social Security Number

If you are moving to the United States temporarily to work you will need a Social Security number (SSN). It is relatively easy to obtain a Social Security number once you arrive in the United States by following the steps below: Gather all necessary documents – If you are a

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E-2 Visa Approved for Risk/IT Consulting Company for British National at the London Consulate

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of the United Kingdom at the U.S. Consulate in London. The single investor started a consulting company providing a full-range of risk and IT services, specializing in project management, business analysis, business process renewal and management consulting.  Turn to

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¿Puedo Viajar Si Mi I-526 Está Pendiente? ¿Cómo Impacta el Viajar una Petición de Visa de Inmigración?

Resumen de la EB5 El proceso de la EB-5 es un proceso de 3 pasos. En cada paso un formulario gubernamental y documentación acreditadora se deben tramitar con el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS). Los pasos son los siguientes: Tramite el Formulario I-526, Petición Inmigratoria

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¿Cómo Funcionan las Fuentes de Financiamiento de la EB-5?

Ejemplo de Información de las Fuentes de Financiamiento de la EB-5 como Regalo Familiar Cuando tramita una petición de inversor EB-5 (Petición I-526), el inversor debe demostrar que el dinero que esta invirtiendo viene de una “fuente legitima” y que el dinero fue “obtenido mediante medios legales”. El inversor tiene

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Can I Use a Home Office for an E-2 Visa?

An E-2 visa is the perfect visa option for an entrepreneur that wants to start a business in the United States.  You can find the full set of E-2 visa requirements by clicking here. One of the E-2 requirements is that the U.S. Company must have office or other leased

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¿Cuáles son los Gastos Comunes de la Inversión E-2? ¿Cómo Puedo Incrementar el Monto de Mi Inversión E-2?

La visa E-2 es una gran opción de visa para un negocio o un individuo que quiere empezar su negocio en los E.E.U.U. Todos los requisitos de la visa E-2 se pueden encontrar haciendo click aquí. Uno de los requisitos es que el inversor invierta una “suma substancial” de dinero

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¿Cómo Abrir una Cuenta Bancaria en los E.E.U.U. Cuando Está Aplicando Para una Visa E-2? Los Pasos a Seguir para Abrir Un Número de EIN y una Cuenta Bancaria en los E.E.U.U. Cuando Está Aplicando Para una Visa E-2.

Una visa E-2 es una excelente opción de visa de inversores para un individuo o compañía que quiere empezar un negocio en los E.E.U.U. La visa E-2 está disponible para los nacionales de ciertos países dentro del Tratado (alrededor de 80 está en la lista) y requiere que el inversor

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El Congreso extiende el Programa del Centro Regional hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2016

La noticia que muchos promotores de la inmigración e inversores inmigrantes estaban esperando – ¡el Congreso extiende el Programa del Centro Regional hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2016! La visa de inversor EB-5 es una opción de green card para un emprendedor inmigrante quien quiera comprar o empezar un

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E-2 Visa Granted by USCIS for Halal Grocery Investor from Bangladesh

We just received approval for an E-2 visa and change of status applications filed at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a Bangladeshi investor and his family. The applicant invested in and became majority owner of a Halal grocery. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome.

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Nais Mo bang Magtayo o Magsimula ng Negosyo sa Estados Unidos? Puede ang E-2 Visa Para Sa Iyo!

Ang ideya ba ng pagsisimula ng iyong sariling negosyo ay isang bagay na palagi mong naiisip? Kung ganun nga, pareho tayo! Dahil hindi ako isang green card holder, hindi ko naisip na isang opsyon para sa akin ang magtayo ng sariling negosyo dito sa Estados Unidos. Hindi rin ako nahikayat na

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E-2 Investor Visas for Consulting & Research Firm for two Turkish Nationals Approved at the Consulate in Istanbul

We just received approval for an E-2 visa application at the US consulate in Istanbul, Turkey for two Turkish nationals. The applicants started a corporate consulting and research firm. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your immigration and

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Congress extends EB-5 Regional Center Program until September 30, 2016

The news that a lot of immigration advocates and immigrant investors are waiting for – Congress extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until September 30, 2016! The EB-5 investor visa is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy or start a business (Direct Investment)

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Congress pass stop-gap measures to keep EB-5 immigration program from lapsing

The EB-5 investor visa is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy or start a business (Direct Investment) or an investor who wants to invest in a job creation project such as the building of a railway (Regional Center). In its current format, the

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