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Top 6 Reasons to Apply for an Investor Visa to the U.S.

By Ella Bergquist August 15, 2018 (Updated September 29, 2020) 3 min. read
Top 5 reasons to apply for an Investor Visa

The United States offers exciting business opportunities to entrepreneurial individuals. The U.S. is known for being the largest consumer market and a hub of innovation. It also boasts a talented workforce and an abundance of resources. In addition, the United States is known for the competitive and robust nature of its market. Those wishing to invest in the American economy might want to consider an Investor Visa.

The term Investor Visa is an umbrella term that covers the E-1, E-2, and EB-5 visas. These three visas allow an investor to come to the United States and invest in the United States economy. Each one applies to a different scenario. The chart below details the main differences in visas.

Length2 Year Visa5 Year VisaIndefinite
Green Card?Dual Intent VisaNo Direct Path to Green CardDirect Path to Green Card
Extend/RenewalRenewableRenewableUsually leads to Green Card
Initial InvestmentParticipate in TradeInvest in a New BusinessInvest between USD $500,000 and $1,000,000


1. Largest Consumer Market

The United States boasts a GDP of approximately $20 trillion and is the home to over 300 million people. Average household spending is one of the highest in the world. This consumer market offers ample opportunity for a business owner to carve out space in their chosen industry. Additionally, those wishing to engage in the exporting of goods can take advantage of the U.S. free trade agreements with 20 countries thereby gaining access to more consumers. An Investor Visa can help you to access the U.S. consumer market.

2. Hub of Innovation

The United States offers inventors a safe place to create. There are many laws in place that protect the intellectual property and inventions of people. This means that with one of the three Investor Visas, you can file for patents, copyrights, and trademarks. The U.S. is recognized as being a leading nation for Research and Development. Innovators can find support for their work in the top universities, the government, or other companies.

3. Talented Workforce

The United States values the education of its youth and provides free public education for students. The university system has many of the world’s top institutions. This combination produces a highly educated and skilled work populace. For people that do not wish to attend university, there are vocational training schools that teach individuals the skills of a particular field. This means that if you are building a business in the United States on an Investor Visa, you will be able to create a talented and productive workforce with ease.

4. Abundance of Resources

Many of today’s companies need access to natural resources. The United States borders span across several different environments which means that the U.S. has access to timber, minerals, and metals. Metals can be used in manufacturing large scale items like construction equipment or in the creation of computer parts. The versatility of the resources in the U.S. also means that an Investor Visa holder has room to innovate.

5. Competitive and Robust Market

There are several American industries that have grown exponentially and offer the savvy investor an opportunity to become involved in a field that impacts the global markets. These industries are Aerospace, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Energy, Environmental Technology, Logistics, Machinery, Media, Medicine, Retail, IT, Textiles, and Tourism. If you have an Investor Visa you can invest in any of these fast-growing industries.

6. Safe from Immigration Regulations

US Immigration is always changing, adjusting to the likes of whoever is in power. US investor visas are almost always safe from these changes and regulations. Many other immigration pathways such as family sponsorship, permanent residency, work visas, student visas, and visitor visas have been restricted while investor visas have been untouched. 

Why Seeking Professional Help for Your Investor Visa is Important

Immigration requires a great deal of preparation, including assembling the proper paperwork, following the proper procedures and knowing where to file and when. With so many specific and timely requirements to fulfill, successful applications are often achieved with the help of a legal expert.

Why Hire Us to Help You With Your Investor Visa Immigration?

We have over 20 years of experience in handling applications and we know what steps and details immigration officers consider when deciding whether to approve or deny an application bid. We have helped thousands of individuals enter the United States and we can help you too. The first step is to fill out this assessment and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.


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