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Understanding EB-5 Investment Visas: Immigrant Visas

Oct 14, 2013 1:54:44 AM / by Staff Attorney

This is the second part of a three-part blog series on EB-5 investment visas.

Entrepreneurial visas allow those who want to start businesses in the United States to enter or stay in the country so they can work on making their businesses flourish. They are typically divided into two categories: non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas.

Immigrant visas are typically used by entrepreneurs who have already started a business in the U.S. and who want to stay in the country for the long term to work with their business and settle in their local communities. There are several different types of immigrant visas for entrepreneurs. This post provides an overview; for more information, contact an experienced Los Angeles entrepreneur visa attorney.

  • EB-1 Extraordinary Ability – This visa is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability in their fields of work by rising to the very top. Applicants must be currently working in their field, but a job offer in the U.S. is not required to apply for an EB-1 visa.
  • EB-2 Exceptional Ability/Professional Degree – Like the EB-1 visa, this visa is for individuals who display exceptional ability in their fields. Individuals with advanced professional degrees may also qualify for an EB-2 visa. This visa requires a job offer in the U.S., unless the person can show his or her skills are vital to national interest.

Because the entrepreneurial visa options are many and complex, it is wise to start considering your immigration options as soon as possible if you are thinking about starting or investing in a business in the United States. To discuss your options, contact the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. at (800) 792-9889 to learn more.

Come back for part four of five, which discusses job creation and its application in EB-5 visas.

Topics: Investment, Visas

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