Foreign investors and entrepreneurs face unique challenges in the U.S. immigration system. They must first obtain valid visas and work authorization status before running a new enterprise in the United States, but most non-immigrant and immigrant visas require sponsorship by a U.S. employer. Options for investors and entrepreneurs depend on various factors, including the amount of investment, the type of new enterprise formed in the U.S., ownership and management structures of the enterprise, and the nationality of the investor. Ishida Immigration Law can help you identify and secure the most appropriate immigration benefits for your undertaking.
We understand the importance of teamwork when delivering immigration solutions for investors and entrepreneurs. Where appropriate, we work with your corporate attorney, securities attorney, accountant, business plan writers, economists and other professionals in preparation of your visa application.
Here are some examples of services offered to investors and entrepreneurs by Ishida Immigration Law:
Advice concerning the appropriate use of B-1 or other non-immigrant visas to establish a new venture in the U.S.;
Strategic use of F-1 OPT period before transitioning into another non-immigrant status or legal permanent resident based on the EB-5 investor program;
E-1/E-2 (Treaty Trader or Treaty Investor) visas;
L-1A/L-1B (Intra-company Transferees) visas for those who already have an existing business outside the U.S.;
Transition to legal permanent resident status under the EB-1(c) category (Executives or Managers of Multinational Corporations) from E-1/E-2 or L-1 status;
Applications for legal permanent residency through the EB-5 Regional Center Program; and
Applications for legal permanent residency through the EB-5 Direct Investment Program.
To discuss your specific immigration needs and solutions, please contact us to schedule a consultation.