An E-2 treaty investor visa is a non-immigrant visa reserved for foreign entrepreneurs of countries that have a Treaty of Trade and Commerce with the United States. E-2 investor visas allows foreign investors to enter and work inside of the United States based on a “substantial investment” in a bona fide enterprise.
The EB-5 Visa Program allows foreign investors to obtain a green card and permanent residency. The qualifying investment leads to a green card for the investor to permanently live and work in the United States with their spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21.
The EB-1A Immigrant Visa is for people with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. To qualify in this category, the individual has to show that he or she qualifies as a “small percentage of the individuals who have risen to the very top of their field of endeavor”.
The O-1 Visa is for people with extraordinary abilities in science, art, education, business, or sports. To qualify in this category, the individual has to show that he or she is recognized and acclaimed nationally or internationally. The achievements have to be recognized and must be proven with documentation.
A Labor Certification is the most commonly used employment-based opportunity for obtaining a green card. It consists of a three-step process which requires certification by the Department of Labor and approval by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
A person who is married to a U.S. citizen, or is a direct relative to one, can qualify to become a legal permanent resident based on the relationship.
Generally, an individual from a foreign country must obtain a B-1, B-2, or a B-1/B-2 combination visa before an intended visit into the United States. The distinction between a B-1 and B-2 is the purpose of the trip.
Naturalization is a process in which a non-U.S. citizen voluntarily becomes an American citizen. The process involves an application with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services followed by an in-person interview.