Access to US Markets for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners & Investors after Getting the usa business visa.
Many of our clients are Indian business owners, investors and executives looking to obtain access to the US market. We assist our clients with their plans to both expand their existing businesses in United States and establish new businesses in the United States.
I own a Business in India. What are my Options for a Non-Immigrant Visa?
If you own a business in India that you have worked in for over one year you may be able to obtain an L-1 non-immigrant visa by opening an office or new business in the United States. After having held an L-1 visa for one year you may then be able to apply for a “green card”.
E1 and E2 visas are not currently available to Indian nationals. We have worked with Indian clients who have obtained a third country nationality and then qualified for an E1 or E2 visa on that basis.
While E visas are non-immigrant visas they can entail significantly less investment than an EB5-based green card application. E visas do not have the requirement that L visas have for the continued operation of a qualifying business outside the United States.
Investors with either $500,000.00 or $1,000,000.00 to invest may be able to qualify for an EB5 visa. We are experienced at guiding Indian investors and through the EB5 immigration maze.
While there are many issues that have to be addressed when applying for a usa business visa, in our experience a common issue with Indian applicants is the ability to prove the source of the invested funds. We also caution all potential EB5 investors to be extremely cautious when choosing a regional investment center to work with. usa business visa.
The ability of your spouse or children to work in the United States depends on the type of visa you obtain and the specific facts of your case. The table below outlines the GENERAL position in relation to a trailing spouse but is NOT intended to provide specific legal advice.
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|L-1 Visas||H-1B Visas||E-Visas||EB-5 Visas|
|Visa available to Indian nationals||✔||❌||✔||✔|
|Visa available to Pakistani nationals||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Ability of dependent Spouse to work in US||✔||❌||✔||✔|
|Can the visa be renewed into perpetuity assuming I re-qualify?||❌||❌||✔||✔|
|Minimum investment Required||Sufficient to operate valid foreign business and US office or business entity||N/A||Sufficient to fund business enterprise, generally around USD 100,000.00||Either USD 500,000.00 or USD 1,000,000.00|
|Immigrant visa status||
Can lead to green card after one year
Transition to green card status through EB5 program possible
EbB-5 visa initially issued for a conditional two year period