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Many people dream of one day moving to the United States to live and work. For many, the dream is to obtain a green card, which will allow them to live and work in the country on a permanent basis. Others may have the means to start a business in the United States and wish to do so. However, the United States limits the number of immigrants that are allowed to enter each year. The United States uses a system of quotas to determine who is allowed to enter.
A wealthy individual can enter the country to start a business with an investor visa. This visa enables foreign investors to invest a set amount of money in a company that will create jobs in the United States. In exchange, the investor will be granted a visa allowing them to remain and work in the country for up to two years. This visa can be extended for another two years. After six years, the investor will be eligible to apply for a green card. If the company continues to create jobs, the investor may seek permanent immigration and a green card.
What is an Investor Visa?
The investor visa allows individuals to invest in a business in the United States. The business must be willing to create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.
The investor must invest at least $1 million in the business. However, the investor can invest $900,000 at the minimum if the business is in a rural area with high unemployment. The investor must also prove that they have the financial means to sustain themselves while living in the United States.
If you are a foreign investor and would like to live and work in the United States, an investor visa may be the right option for you. Call (813) 221-0733 or contact a qualified investor visa attorney in Tampa at Dehra Miotke, LLC via online form. Learn more about how we can help you obtain an investor visa.