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Ways You Can Do To Enter the U.S.

There are few better paths to prosperity than the ones that people in the US of A have. The Land of the American Dream provides everyone the chance to pick themselves up and make a better life for themselves and their families. For many, the first step along this path is lawfully getting into the US borders.

AmLaw is here to provide you with proven strategies for transitioning clients into the US. Read on to find out what these strategies are and what qualifications you need to fulfill. We will discuss the following:

  • Temporary Nonimmigrant Visa Options
    • L-1 Business
    • E-2 Investment
    • H-1B Employment
    • O-1 Extraordinary Ability
  • Green Card Options
    • EB-1c Business
    • EB-5 Investment
    • EB-2 Employment
    • EB-1a Extraordinary Ability

If you’re ready to take a leap of faith, our Miami immigration attorneys at AmLaw are here to help you seize the opportunity! Call us today to discuss the best ways to enter the United States!

L-1 Business

The L-1 visa allows foreign employers to transfer employees to a US branch, affiliate, subsidiary, or parent company. You can launch a new business or buy a controlling stake in an existing business (six employees minimum). There are two categories under this visa:

  • L-1A: managers or executives
  • L-1B: staff with specialized knowledge

Project Investment

You need to invest $80,000.00 or more.

Processing Time

You can get your application processed as fast as 15 days.

Green Card Conversion Option

You can convert from this nonimmigrant category to an EB-1C option.

Minimum Requirements

  • One year of employment as an executive or manager at a foreign company with 10+ subordinates.
  • US and foreign companies must be branches, affiliates, or subsidiaries of one another.
  • The foreign company must be active and maintain continuous operations.

If you’re a business owner who wants to capitalize on the US market, this might be the right option for you. Call our Miami law firm today to discuss your immigration options with our outstanding attorneys!

E-2 Investment

This option is for foreign nationals living in countries with a treaty with the United States. If you’re looking to open a small business or purchase an existing one, an E-2 Treaty Visa may be your best bet at getting into the United States.

Project Investment

You need to invest $80,000.00 or more.

Processing Time

You can get your application processed as fast as 15 days.

Green Card Conversion Option

You can convert from an E-2 visa to an EB-5 visa green card option.

Minimum Requirements

  • Nationality of E-2 treaty country
  • Evidence of lawful source of funds
  • Active investment in commercial enterprise
  • Enterprise has the capacity to generate substantial profit

If you’re unsure if an E-2 visa is a right option for you, then you should ask someone knowledgeable about the immigration process. Our qualified Miami immigration attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more!

H-1B Employment

This nonimmigrant work visa is for those with a job offer for a professional position.

Project Investment

You are not required to invest money to become a temporary worker under this category.

Processing Time

Processing times can be as fast as one month after H-1B Lottery Selection.

Green Card Conversion Option

You can convert from this option to an EB-2 or EB-3 option.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Job offer from a US employer for a professional position
  • Must file for electronic registration lottery from March 1-20 annually. Winners of this can file their petitions.

If you’re ready to take your first step toward the American Dream, our trusted Miami immigration attorneys are here to help you through the path. Call our Florida office to discuss your options!

O-1 Extraordinary Ability

This nonimmigrant visa is for those who possess national or international acclaim for achievements in the following fields:

  • Sciences
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Business
  • Athletics
  • Motion picture
  • Television

Project Investment

You are not required to invest money under this category.

Processing Time

Processing times can be as fast as 15 days.

Green Card Conversion Option

You can convert from this option to an EB-1a option.

Minimum Requirements

  • A mandatory advisory opinion from the corresponding industry organization
  • Valid offer of employment from a US company
  • Provide documentation in at least three categories that demonstrate the applicant’s national or international acclaim in the area of expertise

If you have outstanding ability, that can be your ticket in US borders. Call our immigration law firm today to see if you have what it takes to get into the country.

EB-1C Business

This immigrant visa category is for certain multinational managers or executives. You need to buy a controlling stake in a business that has the following:

  • More than a year of operations
  • At least ten employees
  • Established employee hierarchy and supervisory system
    $80,000.00 in annual net profits.

Project Investment

There is no specified amount of money to be invested in order to qualify.

Processing Time

The processing for this permanent residency option can take 8-12 months.

Minimum Requirements

  • One year of experience as a manager or executive at a foreign company with at least ten subordinates
  • US and foreign companies must be branches, affiliates, or subsidiaries of each other.
  • The foreign company must maintain continuous operations while processing its green card.

If you have the money and the guts to run a business in the United States, this option might be for you. Call our Miami immigration law office to start your permanent resident application today!

EB-5 Investment

The US Congress established the Immigrant Investor Program to boost the US economy through foreign capital and creating jobs. This is for those willing to invest at least $500,000 in their business or a regional center project. Funds invested in the latter are generally returned after 5-6 years. The interest rate varies from 0.5% – 3% per annum.

Project Investment

You need to invest at least $500,000.00

Processing Time

The processing can last at least 24 months.

Minimum Requirements

  • Create ten new full-time jobs within 2.5 years
  • Demonstrate that the invested funds originate from legal sources

If you’re ready to invest your money in the opportunity to enter the US, then don’t wait for a second longer. Contact our seasoned Miami immigration attorneys to help you with your green card petition.

EB-2 Employment

The second preference for employment-based immigration is for those with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities. Under this category, a US company sponsors applicants based on their unique skills and experience. Exceptional candidates can get a green card without a job offer through a National Interest Waiver.

Project Investment

No investment is required under the EB-2 visa category.

Processing Time

Petitions under this category usually take 12-18 months to be processed.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its equivalent. EB-3 petitioners only need a Bachelor’s degree or higher to qualify.
  • The company must have enough profits to pay the applicant’s salary as set by the Department of Labor
  • The company has to interview US candidates and demonstrate that none of them are qualified or available for employment.

If you’re ready to work to make a living in the US, consider the EB-2/3 visa categories. Our experienced Miami immigration attorneys can help you discern which option is best for you. Call us today to find out!

EB-1a Extraordinary Ability

The EB-1a category has similar requirements to the O-1 visa, albeit with a higher achievement requirement. This fantastic opportunity is available for people with national or international acclaim in any of the following fields:

  • Sciences
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Business
  • Athletics

Project Investment

None is required.

Processing Time

The process can be as fast as 15 days.

Minimum Requirements

  • Provide documentation in at least three categories that demonstrate the applicant’s national or international acclaim in the area of expertise
  • Entering the US to continue work in the area of expertise
  • U.S.employer is not mandatory.

If you have the chops to make it big, this category may be for you! Call our Miami immigration law office today to discuss your options with our esteemed attorneys. We can help you become a lawful green card holder!

Where Can I Find an Immigration Attorney in Miami to Help Me?

AmLaw Group is an American law firm based in Miami, Florida. Our services cover the fields of immigration and business across the United States. We have worked with many clients and helped them become green card holders.

Our experience with business matters and immigration law makes us the perfect partner to help connect a United States franchise owner with an overseas franchisee.

Here are some of the benefits of working with AmLaw Group:

  • Our partners have an exemplary reputation
  • We have an impressive 98% approval rate for green card petitions
  • We can communicate in your language
  • Our turnkey services include selecting and buying a business and applying for a visa, residency, or citizenship

Seek Advice from Investor Visa Attorneys in Miami Today!

The United States has a lot of perks. You can visit famous places like Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco. You can take a leisurely stroll through its national parks. Most importantly, it offers a chance for you to live the best life possible! That’s what the American Dream is about.

If you’re looking to immigrate to the US and eventually become a US citizen, there is no one better in the area to answer your immigration questions. AmLaw Group has helped many people with their immigration and business concerns. We’ll help you with any of your problems, whether figuring out your passport and travel requirements, convincing an immigration officer, or determining the logistics of your business and travel. Call us today to schedule a consultation with our highly skilled attorneys.

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