The American Dream, which residents from Spain and Latin America are so attracted to, is surfacing again with more force. Now more than ever, thousands of immigrants, businessmen and women and entrepreneurs and looking for ways to invest in a new business and move to the country where dreams can become reality.
Texas, the state represented by one star, offers many benefits and opportunities to those professionals and business owners who want to improve their personal and occupational life.
Dallas has recently been recognized by various magazines and organizations as the best city to live and invest in the United States. Four of the top ten cities in the U.S. to represent growth are in the state of Texas and every day more companies decide to move their business to the southern state.
The Department of State and Immigration Services offer 3 different types of visas for investors; E-1, E-2 and EB-5. The E-1 is for Treaty Traders, the E-2 is for Treaty Investors. The E-2 is becoming very popular for business people who do not have a large sum to invest but do possess a desire to grow and succeed, with creative plans and invest in a business that will create jobs and grow to become a successful business in this country.
The EB-5 Visa is directed towards the larger investor. There are some special requirements and the original investment must be over $500,000.00. USCIS is approving 10,000 of this type of visa per year, of which 3000 are intended for those who make the request in accordance with a pilot program designated by USCIS.
The procedure for obtaining these visas is not so difficult as long as you can prove to Immigration that this new business will create new jobs and will be beneficial for the community. Permanent residency can be obtained for the business owner, his/her spouse and unmarried children and after 5 years they can apply for citizenship.
Always consultwith anexperienced immigration attorneywho isa law graduateand certifiedin the UnitedStates ofAmericaby the Boardof Immigration AppealsFederal Department ofJustice.