How to do business in the US, the world’s largest Market?
To help people achieve the American Dream through the direct franchise management programs we count on some consultant partner companies, uniquely qualified to identify and work with the concepts that perform the best within franchise management models. In this program, the emphasis is placed on the immigrant candidate and not the goals of an Area Developer (or similar).
The objective of this program is to create lasting businesses, with specific management techniques and tools, that achieve the goals of all stakeholders.
This process includes:
This program is known as EB-5 for the name of the employment-based fifth preference visa that participants receive.
Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center Program, which sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.
Immigration through business ownership is a challenging process. The majority of the time the results are not favorable. It’s not easy to run a business, especially in a new country, with different rules and regulations (some of them not explained until after you unknowingly violate them), and a different language and culture. Along the years, there hasn’t been a program that offers a total solution for a qualified investor like yourself.
We have patner companies, wich know how to run businesses and franchises. We pick the best franchises and fully investigate all who participate in the program. We have a large team of highly successful and experienced professionals working for you. Each EB-5 project, have specifics program’s controls have been carefully designed to increase opportunity and reduce risks.
The United States currently offers two types of investment visas: the E-2 visa and the EB-5 investment visa. These two basic visas are both incredible options for foreign investors and entrepreneurs that are looking to establish a business and live in the United States.
On the surface, both visas appear to be very similar, with both allowing you to live and work in the U.S. based on making an investment in a US business.
However, key differences do apply, impacting both eligibility and suitability for a particular investor’s purposes.
The EB-5 promotes a direct path to a green card, which is one reason the capital requirement is initially much higher than the E-2 visa, and the process takes longer.
However, the E-2 is renewable in 5-year intervals, which means you will be able to extend your stay if you continue to meet the requirements.
Each visa attempts to facilitate foreign investment in the US, but each does so in a different way.
The E-2 is a treaty investor visa, meaning that it will only apply to investors who are nationals of a country who has signed a relevant treaty with the US.
It is important to keep in mind, that juts buing a property is not an acceptable form of investment for the EB-5 visa.
However, it is possible to constitute a qualified real estate campany for the E2 visa.
Understanding the EB-5 Visa requirements and E-2 Visa requirements will help investors choose the best option for themselves and their family. While the processing time to obtain the E-2 is shorter and the investment amount is much less than the EB-5 visa, an E-2 is a temporary visa and there must be a specific treaty between the US and the investor’s country of citizenship.
Brazil like others countries does not have an E-2 treaty with the US. The investor may consider applying for citizenship to a country that has an E-2 treaty with the USA, such as Italia, Spain, Germany, France, Argentina than others, and from there, work toward citizenship in the USA.
Working with experienced immigration attorneys from the beginning will ensure you are updated on the latest news and choose the right path to U.S. residence based on your immigration goals and individual circumstances.
While there are about 185 different types of U.S. visas, there are two main categories:
1 – Nonimmigrant visa, for temporary stays such as for tourism, business, family visits, study, work or transit;
2 – Immigrant visa: for permanent residence in the United States.
Our team of specialized immigration lawyers will be able to provide you with the best alternatives/recommendations that meet your goals and expectations of living legally in America.