Investor Visa Lawyers in Houston
As an international investor, you may qualify for either an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa based on your economic contributions to a U.S. commercial enterprise. Demonstrating your qualifications and adhering to complex requirements can be a challenge without professional, experienced assistance, which is why we urge you to bring your case to our team at Toppins Law Firm, P.C.
Since 2003, we have maintained a nearly 100% case success rate for clients in Houston and all around the world. We continuously achieve favorable resolutions for individuals and businesses because our attorneys have more than 40 years of focused legal experience, which we use to inform our counsel and strengthen our representation.
Types of Investor Visas
The type of investor visa that is right for you depends on how much you’re investing and whether you seek temporary or permanent status.
International investors generally have two options if they want to bring their commercial activities to the United States:
- The E-2 visa. This is a nonimmigrant visa for those who are visiting the U.S. to direct, develop, and invest a substantial amount of capital into a U.S. commercial enterprise. These investors must be from treaty countries (i.e. countries that maintain international commerce agreements with the U.S.—here is the current list of treaty countries whose citizens may qualify for E-2 status). This visa grants anywhere from 3 months to 5 years of status, and it can be renewed an unlimited number of times, so long as you continue to qualify. Your family members and essential employees may be able to join you, as well.
- The EB-5 visa. This is an immigrant visa, which is what you need to enter the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident. It is the fifth preference of the employment-based immigration visas. To qualify, you must invest a minimum of either $900,000 or $1,800,000, depending on the socioeconomic conditions of the business’s location. Additionally, your investment must create or maintain at least 10 full time positions within two years of your entry into the United States. If you obtain this visa and enter the U.S., you will receive a conditional green card, which requires you to apply to remove conditions after two years.
Generally, investment is not just cash—it can include cash equivalents, equipment, assets, and indebtedness (for which you are personally liable).
Learn more about the qualifications and application processes for these visas by calling (713) 568-1779 or contacting us online. Our Houston investor visa lawyers offer services in English and Spanish.
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