Norfolk International Business Lawyers
In an increasingly globalizing world, it is not uncommon for an individual or business based in one country to open an office in another, conduct trade or make investments around the globe, or hire employees from other nations. U.S. immigration policy allows for several special visas to be issued to individuals participating in these activities.
Applying for any visa is a process that is best undertaken with the help of an immigration attorney. At Valverde & Rowell, P.C., in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we have the immigration law knowledge and experience to guide you through this process. Contact us today.
Facilitating Trade, Investment and Transfers
An individual or the representative of a company who conducts a significant amount of trade in the U.S. may be able to enter the country under an E-1 visa. Likewise, if you have a significant financial investment in the U.S., you may be able to enter under an E-2 visa in order to oversee that investment.
For companies that have offices in multiple countries, the L-1 visa allows for intracompany transfers of employees from another country to the U.S. There is also an L-2 visa for the spouses and children of intracompany transferees.
Although these are nonimmigrant, temporary visas that do not put the visa holder on a path to permanent immigration and citizenship, some of them can be renewed indefinitely.
If your international business is opening a branch in the U.S., you may also be interested in our business formation services.
When your international business needs an immigration lawyer who understands the unique criteria for each type of visa, don't hesitate to contact us.