August 16th, 2023
Thank you to all who attended our webinar, Visa Options for Foreign Investors. If you were not able to attend or would like to revisit any information from the webinar, a recording of the webinar is below, along with a PDF of the slides. With questions or to schedule a consultation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-917-6900.
The United States offers two primary visa options to foreign investors and entrepreneurs seeking to start a new business or buying an existing business. The E-2 non-immigrant investor visa program is extremely flexible. For example, there is no minimum capital investment test and no minimum job creation requirements. Alternatively, the EB-5 immigrant investor program is a slower and more structured process but yields Green Card status. Each has pros and cons, and both options are often pursued in parallel to maximize immigration benefits.
GYH Partner Becki Young is a seasoned business immigration attorney who has represented investors from around the world (including Australia, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Georgia, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia).
GYH Of Counsel David Morris is a nationally renowned EB-5 expert and Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association EB-5 Investor Committee. In addition to being one of the leading EB-5 immigration lawyers in the field, David created and co-owns the DC Regional Center LLC (DCRC), a regional center entity designated by USCIS in 2011. Through his work at DCRC, David has raised and deployed more than $400 million of EB-5 funds from 800 investors to help finance large commercial real estate development projects in the DC region.
In this webinar, Ms. Young and Mr. Morris will explain the ins-and-outs of visa options for foreign investors, including:
- What is the E-2 visa category? Which countries / citizens qualify? How much do I have to invest?
- How to create a successful E-2 business plan.
- How to prepare for the E-2 visa interview.
- What are the tax benefits of E-2 status?
- The basics of the EB-5 program, process, and overall timeline.
- What funding sources are allowed?