The United States of America is a highly developed country with the world’s largest economy. America is home to the world’s largest immigrant population, with individuals hailing from more than 100 nations. As the world’s foremost economic power with a large manufacturing sector and a sophisticated services and knowledge economy, America continues to be a mainstay for multinational companies. America has always been a global leader, be it in politics, economics, culture or education.
The EB-5 visa is an investment immigration program implemented by USCIS to attract foreign investment for infrastructure and job creation purposes. It was officially launched in 1993 by the United States Congress. Originally, a temporary organization was established with the purpose of using investment channels to attract more foreigners to contribute to US economy. The current EB-5 system, which constitutes of a network of regional centers, was implemented in 2004. Since the beginning of the EB-5 program, tens of thousands of investors and their families have successfully received Green Cards (USA permanent resident visas).
Investors and Entrepreneurs can apply for permanent residency in the United States by investing in businesses that will benefit the US economy under the following options:
The EB-3 Visa is an employment-based Green Card solution that grants permanent resident status in the USA to foreign nationals who receive an offer of permanent, full-time employment from a qualified U.S. employer. We work with multiple employers in the USA to coordinate such qualifying offers of employment exclusively for our immigration clients who retain our professional services. The main applicant, spouse and children below the age of 21 will all receive Green Cards.
The EB-1 Visa is catered to foreign nationals who hold advanced degrees and have at least 5 years of progressive work experience or display exceptional ability in their fields. Exceptional ability refers to an expertise significantly higher than that usually encountered in the respective fields of the sciences, arts or business. The applicant should also meet the criteria laid out by the United States Immigration.
Documentations required to demonstrate eligibility:
The EB-1 Visa is catered to foreign nationals who have an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager. Each occupational category has certain requirements that must be met:
Type of visa: Work visa
The L-1A and L-1B visas allows USA employers to transfer executives, managers and individuals with specialized knowledge who are based in foreign offices to an office based in the USA. Applicants who will be helping to set up a USA office on behalf of companies who are based in foreign countries can also apply for this visa. Other requirements relating to the applicant’s employment history and experience will need to be met to qualify for this visa.
Type of visa: Long-term investor visa
The E-2 visa allows for applicants who are 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 States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. Employees of such individuals or a qualifying organization may also be eligible for this visa, subject to certain requirements.
Type of visa: Student visa
If you wish to pursue your academic studies, or participate in educational or cultural exchange programs in the United States, you may apply for F-1 or M-1 students and exchange student visitor visas. Eligibility requirements vary according to the types of course you apply for. AIMS will be able to assist if you have a place in a USA school.