Employment & Investment Based Visas
Certain individuals may apply for lawful permanent residence through an employer or as investors. As with any applications, the specific facts of your case will determine the viability, wait time and likelihood of success of your application. For employment based visas, factors that must be considered include the employer’s business, the applicant’s education and skill level and whether there are no U.S. workers eligible to fill the position your employer is seeking to fill with you. For investment based visas, factors that must be considered include whether the applicant will invest significant funds in the United States (generally ranging from $500,000 to $1 million, depending on the location of the investment) and whether the investor will create and maintain at least 10 employment positions for U.S workers. Both employment and investment based visa applications have stringent requirements and are document intensive. As such, prospective applicants should consult with an immigration attorney in order to ensure that your application complies with all requirements at every stage of the application process.