Employment Based Green Cards

Needed Immigration Reform for Start-Ups and their Founders

As the U.S. start-up visa options at this time are extremely limited and challenging to obtain, particularly in light of the way that start-ups (particularly in the tech industry) are operated, there is a true need for reform. The proposed options would be much more tailored to the manner in which current business models function… Read more »

EB5 Visa: What Types of Jobs must be Created?

The simple answer to this question is ten full-time jobs. There are many complexities however related to what types of jobs end up satisfying the immigration service. This issue begins at the initial I526 filing stages when an investor must provide the immigration service with a comprehensive business plan to evidence and convince the USCIS… Read more »

EB-5 Green Card: Can a Franchise Qualify?

Yes. A franchise may be purchased by a foreign national for EB-5 investment purposes. It is important to remember however that the normally investment amount needed to qualify for the Investor Based Green Card is $1 million unless it can be shown that the business is in a target employment area (TEA). The target employment… Read more »

What Visas are Available For Start-up Entrepreneurs and Investors?

What type of visa is available to me as an entrepreneur or start-up? This is a question that I deal with on a weekly if not a daily basis in my practice. In many instances individuals I speak with may already be in the U.S., on a visa such as an H-1B, F-1, OPT, or… Read more »