Miami Investor Visa Lawyers
Representing Clients Who Need E & L Investor Visas
Are you a treaty trader or investor who has employees overseas? With the right temporary worker visa, you can allow your employees to stay in the United States for a minimum of at least 2 years! When dealing with a complex immigration investor matter, Cifuentes-Marrero, P.A. is your immigration law firm of choice. Our investor visa lawyers have over 20 years of combined experience and have helped hundreds of clients effectively handle their cases.
We assist clients with all types of investor visas, including:
- E-1 visa
- E-2 visa
- L-1 visa
E-1 Investor Visas
The E-1 visa is for citizens of countries with which the U.S. maintains a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation. E-1 visa applicants come to the U.S. with the plan to develop substantial commerce between the U.S. and country of origin.
The visa holder must either:
- Occupy an executive or supervisory position
- Possess essential knowledge and skills for the satisfactory operation of the company
Benefits of E-1:
- Visa duration is between 2 - 5 years, and it can be extended indefinitely
- Spouse and children of the E-1 visa holder can enter and travel throughout the U.S. and abroad, including studying in the U.S. full-time.
- The E-1 holder’s spouse can obtain a U.S. work permit.
E-2 Investor Visas
Individuals who want to invest in the U.S. can obtain an E-2 visa if the applicant is a citizen of a country that maintains an Investment Treaty with the United States. The reason for entry should be to develop and direct operations of a company that has or is in the process of investing a large amount of capital.
The spouse or children of an E-2 beneficiary can enjoy the same privileges as those of the E-1 visa holder. They can enter and travel throughout the United States and abroad, including studying in the U.S. as a full-time student.
If you would like to review the list of countries with which the U.S. maintains treaties click here.
What is an L-1 Visa and Who is Eligible?
The L-1 is a non-immigrant visa which allows U.S. employers to transfer executives or managers from one of its affiliated foreign offices to an office location in United States. It also allows a foreign company not yet affiliated with a U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing one.
Requirements for Employers and Employees
Both the employer and employee must meet certain qualifications in order to get started with the L-1A.
For L-1, employers must:
- Have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company (parent company, branch, affiliate)
- Currently, or will be doing business as an employer in the U.S. and in at least 1 other country
- Have been working for the company for 1 continuous year within the last 3 years
- Be working as an executive or manager for a branch of the same employer
Are you applying for an L-1 visa? Reach out to Cifuentes-Marrero, P.A. to speak with immigration lawyers backed by years of experience! We can ensure that your application process goes through smoothly, without delay!
Call an Investor Visa Lawyer in Miami Today at (305) 676-7520
At Cifuentes-Marrero, P.A. our visa attorneys are backed by years of experience and have represented hundreds of business professionals successfully. If you have a complex immigration matter that involves your business, do not hesitate to reach out to us! We offer cost-effective solutions and will provide you with all the options available in your situation. Contact us online or call (305) 676-7520 today! Our services are available in English and Spanish.
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