Law Firm Assisting With E Visas in Memphis and Bartlett

Shelby County, TN Investor Immigration Abogado

The United States provides both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with a wide variety of opportunities for employment. However, in addition to coming to the U.S. to work and earn an income, certain foreign citizens may wish to make substantial investments, including starting a new business based in the U.S. At Douglass & Runger, Licenciados en Leyes, we can help foreign investors understand the available options for receiving visas that will allow them to immigrate to the United States.

E Visas for Investors

Visas for foreign investors are known as E visas, and they fall into one of the following categories:

Notice of Inspection Results

This notice shows that an employer is in compliance.

Notice of Suspect Documents

This notice shows that ICE has found that one or more employees are not authorized to work, and it will describe the potential civil and criminal penalties an employer may face for continuing to employ them. If this finding is not correct, the employer and employees may provide additional documentation to demonstrate the employees' eligibility for employment.

Notice of Discrepancies

This notice shows that ICE was unable to verify one or more employees' employment eligibility. After receiving this notice, employers should inform their employees and work with them to provide additional documentation that demonstrates their authorization to work.

Notice of Technical or Procedural Failures

This notice shows that there were some technical violations on the provided I-9 forms. Employers have 10 days to correct these violations.

Warning Notice

This notice shows that ICE found substantive violations with I- 9 forms, but they do not believe a fine is warranted, as long as the employer takes steps to come into compliance in the future.

Notice of Intent to Fine

This notice shows that ICE has found substantive violations and will fine the employer accordingly. After receiving information specifying these violations, employers may either negotiate a settlement with ICE or request a hearing with the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO).

Business Plans for Potential Immigrant Investors

To receive an investor visa, applicants must submit a comprehensive business plan which demonstrates that they meet the requirements to receive a visa and shows that their business will be viable. A business plan should include:

  • A description of the nature and goals of the business, including its products and/or services.
  • A market analysis, including a comparison with competitors and a description of prospective customers.
  • Required permits and licenses which have been obtained.
  • A description of the manufacturing or production process and the sources of materials and supplies, if applicable.
  • Contracts for obtaining materials or distributing products.
  • Planned marketing strategies.
  • The business’s organizational structure.
  • Staffing requirements and job descriptions for all positions to be filled.
  • Projection of sales, expenses, and income.

    Contact a Memphis Investor Visa Lawyer

    If you are planning to make an investment or start a business in the United States, Douglass & Runger, Licenciados en Leyes can help you apply for a visa, create and submit a workable business plan, and meet your requirements for immigration. Contact a Bartlett immigration attorney today by calling 901-388- 5805.