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Investor Visas Attorney

Representing Immigration Clients Throughout Baltimore & D.C.

Our legal team at The Patel Law Group is committed to helping clients throughout D.C. obtain the visas they need to make investments in U.S. businesses. If you are an investor or entrepreneur who wants to come to the United States to conduct short-term or long-term business, you will need to apply for an E-1 or E-2 visa. Our law firm is here to provide you with experienced counsel, and we will gladly guide you through every aspect of the legal process to ensure your best interests are protected.

Call (888) 223-8176 today to request your consultation with our immigration lawyer in Washington D.C.

Am I Eligible for an E-1 Visa?

The E-1 treaty trader visa is for foreign nationals who want to come to the U.S. to engage in international trade. If you want to apply for an E-1 visa, you must be from a country that currently has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the U.S. and must be coming to the country to work in a substantial trade that qualifies for the E-1 classification. Ordinary skilled or unskilled workers do not qualify for the E-1 visa. Only employees in supervisory or executive positions, or those with specialized skills essential to the efficient operation of the business, are eligible for the E-1 visa.

Items of trade under E-1 guidelines include:

  • Goods
  • Services
  • International Banking
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Tourism
  • Technology
  • Certain News-Gathering Activities

Am I Eligible for an E-2 Visa?

If you want to apply for an E-2 visa, you must be coming to the United States to invest a significant amount of capital in a U.S. based enterprise. You can also apply for an E-2 visa if you want to buy an existing business or create a new one. Similar to the E-1 visa, you must be a citizen of a country that has a treaty of commerce with the U.S. to be eligible to apply. If you are approved for an E-2 visa, you can stay in the U.S. for two years. Although there is no limit on the number of times an E-2 visa can be renewed, each renewal is only good for a period of two years.

Am I Eligible for an EB-5 Visas?

To apply for an EB-5 visa, you must be coming to the country to make a substantial investment in a U.S.-based commercial enterprise. The U.S.-based commercial enterprise must also create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for U.S. workers. The minimum investment amount for the EB-5 visa is $1 million. However, this amount will increase to $1.8 million on November 21, 2019.

Let Us Handle Your Case Today

Do you need help applying for an investor visa? Then get in touch with The Patel Law Group to review the details of your case with our seasoned immigration lawyer. We have the skills and resources you need to secure a fair case result, and we are prepared to get to work for you today.

Contact our law firm online, or call (888) 223-8176 to set up your consultation with a member of our team.