Florida & New York Business and Investor Visa Lawyers
Aggressive, Compassionate & Experienced Advocates
If you plan to travel to the United States for work, you will probably need to apply for a business visa. Most of the time, employees use a B-1 visa for this purpose. Whenever you are dealing with immigration, things can get complicated. An experienced Florida & New York immigration attorney at The Sekou Clarke Law Group can assist you with your application, any appeals, or any complications in the process. We are immigrants working for immigrants. One of our team members even has first-hand experience with immigrating to the United States. This allows us to be compassionate, caring, and client-centered.
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Types of Business Visas
There are many opportunities for establishing a business in the United States and acquiring a business visa or investor visa can help you do so. If you have an established company outside the United States and want to expand it or establish a startup, the following visas may be suitable for you:
- E-2 Treaty Investor Visa: Allows a citizen of a treaty country to come to the U.S. to start a business. It is temporary but renewable until the business is no longer operating.
- EB-1C Visa: Refers to the third category within the First Preference employment-based immigration visas and is available for Certain Multinational managers or executives.
- EB-5 Visa:Refers to the Fifth Preference category for employment-based immigration visas and is also known as the Immigrant Investor Program. Investors outside the U.S. must make an investment in the United States and they must hire at least 10 residents in the U.S. within 2 years.
- L-1 Intercompany Transfer Visa: This lets the holder transfer from a company outside the U.S. to a company within the U.S., with some restrictions
Restrictions of a B-1 Visa
The U.S. is very specific about the type of “business” that can be conducted while on a B-1 visa. Workers can attend business meetings, go to conferences, purchase goods or materials, interview or hire employees, conduct business relations, service a machine, and more.
However, it is strictly prohibited to travel to the U.S. to help with a family business or start conducting business. In addition, travelers cannot work under the supervision of an American employer, accept paid or unpaid employment, or take work as a professional entertainer or athlete. There are other visas available for these purposes. If your business dealings don't fall under the guidelines of a B-1, apply for an H-1 or L-1 temporary worker visa instead.
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