Investors and Entrepreneurs

Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.’s immigration services include assistance with the following immigrant and non-immigrant employment-based visas specifically for foreign investors:

  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Visas

The EB-5 investment program provides foreign nationals with a path to permanent residence based on their satisfaction of a designated minimum capital investment in a new commercial enterprise resulting in the creation (or in certain circumstances, the maintenance) of a set number of jobs. The current minimum qualifying investment is $1,000,000, generally, or $500,000 if the capital investment is made in a new commercial enterprise in a “Targeted Employment Area” (high unemployment or rural area), which may be through a “regional center”. The current minimum job creation requirement is 10 full-time positions created directly by the new commercial enterprise or in the case of regional center investments, created either directly or indirectly by the new commercial enterprise. In the case of a “troubled business”, the EB-5 investor may rely on job maintenance.

  • E-1 Non-Immigrant Treaty Trader Visas

E-1 treaty trader visas allow nationals of a “treaty country” (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United to engage in international trade principally between the United States and the treaty country.

  • E-2 Non-Immigrant Treaty Investor Visas

E-2 treaty investor visas allow nationals of a “treaty country” (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United to develop and direct a bona-fide commercial enterprise in which the treaty investor owns at least 50% of issued and outstanding shares and has invested, or is actively in the process of investing, a substantial amount of capital.

  • L-1A Non-Immigrant Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager Visas

L-1A intracompany transferee executive or manager visas enable a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States or allows a foreign company to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing an affiliated U.S. office.