An E-2 visa a visa that is available to investors and entrepreneurs who want to live and work in the U.S. Many mistake this visa with the “million dollar” EB-5 green card, but this visa is available with investment amounts that are much lower. This webinar will summarize the E-2 visa requirements with an emphasis on investment amounts that are less than $100,000 and other risky cases.The seminar will cover: E-2 Visa requirements explained; Who can apply for an E-2 Visa; How long does an E-2 visa last for; How much investment is enough; What are some strategies to deal with a low dollar amount; What are some common E-2 visa expenditures; What are “good” v “bad” expenditures; What are some common challenges and tips for consulting business; E-2 Visa challenges for real estate investments; E-2 Visa for equity trading companies; E-2 Visa adjudication trends and hot topics; Some issues and complex areas that come up with E-2 visas.You will also receive a free E-2 visa guide.
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The EB-5 program allows a person to invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a business to get a green card. To qualify, the business must create 10 full-time jobs. While the regional center EB-5 program has paused, the EB-5 program is alive and well for direct investments. For a limited time, the investment amount is set at $500,000 if the business is in a targeted employment area. (TEA). Many businesses will qualify for the lower $500,000 investment as the TEA rules are quire permissive.This webinar will go over the EB-5 rules and regulations. The webinar will also discuss the practical considerations of moving from an E-2 or other nonimmigrant visa to an EB-5 green card. Finally, the webinar will review the EB-5 green card process, timing, and other considerations.
The employment based green card categories covered are: EB-1 Extraordinary Ability; EB-2 National Interest Waiver; EB-2/EB-3 (PERM) and EB-5.
Specific topics covered include: What is the labor certification process? What is a PERM? The green card process (adjustment of status and consular processing) Who can pay for green card fees? Dual intent explained; Which visas have dual intent? Considerations when moving from a visa to a green card; Green card interview considerations. What is porting? Can I change employers during the process? Can I change employers after I get my green card?
Participants will also receive free guides for the various visa areas.
The E-2 visa is a perfect visa for those who want to purchase or start a business. This webinar will go over the E-2 visa requirements and also helpful hints to increase the chance of success.The E-2 visa rules and regulations are complicated but this webinar will simplify them. After the webinar you will understand how much investment is enough, employee requirements, where to apply, when you should apply, Business Plan considerations, E-2 visa developments and adjudication trends (including the impact of the Biden Administration on E-2 visas and Covid 19 considerations), issues and complex areas that come up with E-2 visas, common reasons for E-2 visa denials, and what it takes to renew an E-2 visa.Our expert panel will also leave time for questions and answers. Attendees will also receive a free E-2 visa guide after the seminar.
The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is an employment based green card category that permits self-petitioning. The waiver part of the name is based on the fact that this green card is granted based on a waiver of the job offer and the labor certification (PERM) process. The national interest part of the name is based on the requirement that the waiver can only be granted if it is in the national interest of the United States.
The NIW falls under the EB-2 green card category, which means that any applicant must have an advanced degree or equivalent (a baccalaureate or foreign equivalent degree plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate, progressive work experience in the field) or be able to demonstrate exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business. Changes in NIW law have made NIW petitions more available to entrepreneurs
The International Entrepreneur Rule program was recently restarted in the U.S. This visa option gives entrepreneurs the ability to come to the U.S. for up to 5 years if they meet certain conditions. To receive this immigration benefit, the applicant would have to demonstrate that the entrepreneur and the business would provide a significant public benefit to the United States and that the business has significant potential for rapid growth and job creation.During the webinar we will review: the requirements of the program; how much investment is required and whether or not you have to personally invest; how to apply; how long does the benefit last; renewal considerations & treatment of family members; application considerations and tips; differences between this program and an E-2 visa; differences between this program and an EB-5 visa; questions and answers.You will also receive a free guide for each of the areas we discuss.