If I own a business in the US and live in over seas (Norway), what's the best way for me to come over to handle some long term business? I need visa information, fees, if I can work/get paid, etc. thanks
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How long do you want to be in the US?
Are you coming here on business related th the company abroad/
Company I own is based in South Carolina, it is a south carolina registred LLC.
I am going to help run my business, yes.
OK, then you need to enter on an L1A - multinational executive transfer
The company has to file an I-129 petition which is found at www.USCIS.gov
they need to show the relationship b/t the US and Norway corp
Also have to show you have worked for foreign corp for 1 in the past 3 years.
there is no Norway corp.
There is ONLY the US company.
Which was formed by me, and a duel citizen partner.
Do you have a bachelor degree
is your degree related to the job you will perform
No. and only 28 so I do not have 12 years experience either.
Do you own 50% of corp
Currently 37%.... what if I owned 50%?
If you own 50% then you may qualify for an E2 investor visa
I have a meeting at 9am and have to drive there
Can we continue this later?
of course. thank you
How much did you invest
Give me an 1.5 hours and I'll think about this.
Listed on the latest documents is $8,000 - that incomes financials, time, work etc.
it seems like you have already investigated this
Trying. :) talk to you soon.
if you have any other critical facts, give them to me, pls
8K is not enough for E
what is the business
what are you going to do here
tell me those things
also tell me your background
The company is a sports company, we will be running a team, could be considered an amateur team (as the players may not get paid depending on how we work the final details) or could be considered a semi-pro team, company is registered as an LLC in, SC. I do own a sports gear company in Norway. I would like to draw a small check for expenses while there. I'll be doing alittle of everything, sales, setting up field, helping train etc. I want to be there from January until August - or atleast have a six month visa I could try to extend. thakns
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I have thought and thought about this.
I don't see how you can come in as a manager for the sport team.
There is a possibility for you to enter under the L1A if you want to bring your sport gear company to the US. Your company may be able to sponsor the team and then you could be reimbursed expenses through the company.
However that route would require you to legitimately establish your gear company here and work on it being profitable in order to get an extension. You would be given a one year visa for it as a US start-up.
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Hello,Any links or websites I can go to to continue looking into how I can come over. So - are 90 day stints my best bet? I just can't "draw a salary" but my company, which 1 of is based in the state/country, can.Thanks for the help
None that I know of.
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There is no motivation to not give you a way to immigrate if it were possible.= under either a temporary Work Visa or a permanent visa.
You don't hold a Bachelor Degree or the equivalent. You are not one of extraordinary ability with an international reputation. You are not a seasonal temporary worker. You are not an agricultural worker. You are not a performer. So I cannot give you further website links for you to research because you don't fit into any of the visa classifications.
The L1 was the only creative option.
There are 5 ways to come to the U.S. to live permanently. They are through family, through employment, through Asylum, through investment, or through the lottery.
For family, it must be immediate family such as U.S. Citizen spouse or U.S. Citizen children over 21 in order to be able to come immediately. U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident parents or U.S. Citizen siblings, or Lawful Permanent Resident spouses can also help you, but the wait for that is about 4 to 12 years or so.
Through employment, you would have to generally prove that you would not be taking away a job from a U.S. worker and the less experience and education you have, the harder that is to do.
Through asylum, you must prove that you will be persecuted, tortured or killed if you stay in your country and that this will happen to you because of your nationality, race, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, not because you would run the same risk as anyone else in your country to fall victim to a crime or bad economic conditions.
Through investment, you are looking at generally $1,000,000.00 for a residency, or if you want a Temporary Visa, probably at least $100,000 or $200,000 investment to start.
And through the lottery, it would be very difficult to win one of the 50,000 visas available per year.
Here is the USCIS websites:
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