I will invest $120-150K in cash and $800K in technology assets for the company.
My wife has a company in Spain for more 8 years at least. I have 3 inactive companies in Panama for more 1 year. My sister has another spanish company for 15 years ago.
The US company was created for US citizens 3 years ago, but it was inactive. Now, I am going to acquire 50% or more of memberships, invest cash, transfer technology assets, and ask loans or convertible debt for the company. I will be Chairman and COO of the company. The rest of memberships will be of my partner with american-cuban-spanish citizenships.
3 years ago I got L1 visa, after I got E2 visa for my current company, and now I want to change to my new company.
I have spouse and 2 kids. My spouse works as Spanish teacher in a Miami school, and my kids study in a Miami school for last 2 years. My wife and me was married too the last year in Miami, after 25 years of partnership.
Thanks in advance
Usually attorneys do not take cases of E visas for less than a $200,000 investment because they do not want to risk losing the case and having an upset client because the client has to have the money already invested and at risk and if it is denied, they have to try to sell the business or something to try to recoup their investment.
Here is a link to the E-2 if you want to read more:
Since you own a business outside of the U.S. for more than 1 year, if you will continue to run that business (reactivate it, etc.) , you can invest $120,000 or more in a U.S. business (doesn't have to be the same business, but must be related by ownership) and you can try for an L-1A visa. Here is a link to that, but keep in mind that both businesses have to be run and should be successful. You can't just come to the U.S. and forget about the business outside and let it die:
The L-1A has the benefit that once you have it, even though it is limited to a maximum of 7 years, after a couple of years, when you have proven that the investment is solid, that the company has put to work a number of U.S. workers, etc., it is relatively easy to get a green card. Here is a link:
The E-2, on the other hand, has no limit as to how many times it can be renewed, but the company would need to grow to have an investment of $1,000,000 or more ($500,000 or more in a rural or high unemployment area as designated by the U.S. government) AND the company must create jobs for at least 10 U.S. workers. Here is a link:
So the L-1A is the better visa but only if you will put a good number of U.S. workers to work. The E-2 is good if your company will not generate lots of employment at the beginning, but the investment will eventually reach a high amount with 10 U.S. workers employed. Please let me know if you have additional questions and please do not forget to rate my service to you (not the state of the law) as that is the only way that I can get credit for my assistance to you. Even after you rate the service, I can still answer additional questions for you without additional charge. If you do rate me positively, a bonus is always appreciated. If you would like to request me in the future, just go to http://www.justanswer.com/law/expert-guillermosenmartin/ and make sure you type: FOR GUILLERMO on the subject line. Thank you!
For E2: I can invest until 200K$ but the initial agreement with my partner is $150k cash and $800k like valuation of my technology transfer. The question if it's only possible to get green card in this situation with personal $1MM investment, or another investments from angel capitals are qualified.
For L1A, the only problem is to maintain active the spanish business. could it be only a holding company because really it won't be very active.
it is possible another way to future green card for EB1 or EB2 without keeping active the spanish company?
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