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Terminating a regional center

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may decide to put an end to the regional center of an EB-5 visa holder if the holder fails to properly submit required papers or if the business no longer contributes to the U.S. economy. Regional center investors who have received a “Notice of Intent to Terminate” (NOIT) are given 30 […]

EB-5 program being used to help build Orlando soccer stadium

The owner of Major League Soccer’s Orlando City S.C., Flávio Augusto da Silva, is using the EB-5 investor program to help fund the construction of a stadium near downtown Orlando, according to The New York Times.  In exchange for a $500,000 stake in the stadium, investors are able to secure a temporary green card, annual […]

Working in the U.S. with an H-1B Visa

Foreign nationals who believe their job is covered in the “specialty occupation” category may consider applying for an H-1B visa, which can qualify them to work in the United States. Individuals applying for H-1B visas are initially required to prove a valid employer-employee relationship with the employer wishing to hire the potential visa holder. In addition, interested applicants should […]

Job creation requirements under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

As part of the broader requirements for investment that each EB-5 investor must make in a for-profit business in the United States, each investor must also create or preserve a minimum of 10 full-time jobs.  These jobs must be in the United States and filled by qualified U.S. workers.  To be considered a qualified U.S. […]

Qualifying for the EB-3 Visa

In order to qualify for an EB-3 visa to work in the United States, individuals must already have labor certification, a job offer for a permanent and full-time job, and they must meet the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) definition of one of the following three categories: Skilled Workers The USCIS defines a skilled […]

Working in the U.S. through L-1 Visa

Foreign company executives, managers, or employees who have “specialized knowledge” may be eligible to secure work and eventually migrate to the United States if they file for a L-1 visa, often called an “Intracompany Transferee.” The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires that foreign individuals, who have decided to apply for the L-1 visa, have […]

Removing Conditions on Permanent Resident Status for Entrepreneurial Investors

Entrepreneurial investors are granted conditional permanent resident status for a period of two years, during which the investors must satisfy certain conditions. If they are able to satisfy those conditions, investors can then petition for the removal of conditions on their permanent resident status in the United States. To accomplish this, investors will need to […]

How the USCIS defines “exceptional ability” for the EB-2 visa

In order to be eligible to file for the EB-2 visa, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you possess an “exceptional ability,” as defined by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In essence, there are two basic requirements that applicants need to meet in order to be considered to have an […]

Charles Raether provides article on EB-5 visas for Tranio.com

Here at , we believe that raising awareness of immigration law and EB-5 issues is crucial to our mission of helping individuals and families work through the legal process to gain entry and citizenship in the United States. With that in mind, our own managing partner Charles Raether has worked with a partner organization to write […]

How is a “commercial enterprise” defined by the USCIS?

Foreign nationals applying for EB-5 visa should understand that they are making contributions to the U.S. economy by investing in commercial enterprises. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) define a commercial enterprise as a kind of legal business designed to generate profit. Foreign nationals who have decided to invest a capital of $500,000 or $1 […]

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