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This is just an example of the overload of applications that are being sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). USCIS received 172,500 H1B petitions from the when it began taking applications on April 1, 2014 until this Monday, April 7, 2014, when they stopped taking applications, according to a press release … Read more

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, also known as the application to become a naturalized U.S. Citizen. According to USCIS, “Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the … Read more

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Many people, especially Canadian residents, are under the impression that if they simply buy a house in Florida, they will qualify for a U.S. Investor’s visa, but this is generally not the case. Although purchasing a house can be considered an investment in the common use of the word, U.S. Investor’s visas require the funds … Read more

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According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Treaty Investor (E-2) visas, also called ”E2 Investor’s visas,” are for citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation. It is very surprising for many of our potential clients to learn that Brazil does not have a treaty with … Read more

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An E-2 investor’s visa allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States by creating a bona fide enterprise, investing a substantial amount of capital in that enterprise, and create jobs for legal workers in the United States through the enterprise. In order to qualify for an E2 visa, you … Read more

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The Embassy Suites Hotel on Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville, Florida, located right by our Jacksonville office, sold to a group of hotel investors from San Diego for $8.8 million, or $41,900 per room, on October 10. The Jacksonville hotel market has been steadily improving, and this trend is expected to continue; Revenue per room is up … Read more

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Part of obtaining an E2 Investors Visa is creating an existing business that will thrive. Creating a business can be hard to do while you are overseas, so it is a good idea to obtain a temporary B visa while you are setting up the company. If you obtain a B visa, that will benefit … Read more

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There has been a major increase in the popularity of Fast Casual restaurants, also known as Quick Service restaurants, in Florida. This segment led the restaurant industry growth in the second financial quarter of 2013, with overall traffic increasing by 8 percent. The only other segment of the restaurant industry that sustained growth was the … Read more

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Investment Visas: E2 Visas

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

If you want to come live and work in the US, a great way to do so is through an investors’ visa, such as an E2 visa. In order to qualify for an E2 visa, the country you are a citizen of must have a treaty with the US. An E2 visa requires the applicant … Read more

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Miami plans to submit its application to become a designated EB5 regional center in July. If approved, the city would be considered an area designated for foreign investors in specific industry sectors in an effort to promote foreign investment. The EB5 visa, a pilot program that was started 1992, allows you to literally buy your … Read more

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