Most processed business and work visas for the US

INVESTOR VISA (E-2)

Purpose

An investor visa is granted to a foreign natural person who has invested a substantial amount in the US to move to the US to run and develop their business.

Requirements

  1. The investor must have the nationality of a country with which the US has entered into a foreign investment treaty (the Mexican nationality qualifies);
  2. Substantial and active investment in a company in the USA. The company must have the capacity to generate more profits than are necessary for the sustenance only of the investor and his family.
  3. If the investor does not have a majority of capital in the US company, he needs a position that gives him control over the company (eg. President).

Features

The investor visa allows the investor to live in the United States and develop their business only. The spouse and children under 21 of the investor qualify for an E-2 visa as dependents. English The E-2 visa is renewable for the duration of the investor status. The E-2 visa is renewable for the duration of the investor status.

TRADER VISA (E-1; TREATY TRADER)

Purpose

The merchant visa is granted to a foreign natural person who goes to the US to carry out commercial activities between the United States and a country with which the United States has entered into an international trade agreement (Mexico qualifies).

Requirements

  1. The merchant must have the nationality of a country with which the United States has entered into an international trade agreement (the Mexican nationality qualifies);
  2. The majority of the applicant’s trade is with the US and that trade must be substantial and continuous.

If the merchant is an employee of a company in Mexico, he must be a manager or executive or key employee and the company must be Mexican (that is, a majority of Mexican capital).

Features

The merchant visa allows the merchant to live in the United States and conduct international trade activities only. The spouse and children under 21 of the investor qualify for an E-1 visa as dependents. The E-1 visa is renewable for the duration of international merchant status.

VISA OF PROFESSIONIST UNDER THE FTA (VISA TN)

Purpose

Work full-time in the US as a professional employed by an American employer.

Requirements

  1. Having a professional degree from a career listed in Chapter 16 of the FTA (including accountants, lawyers, engineers, psychologists, certain teachers, etc .; for some professions professional experience can replace the professional title;
  2. Have Mexican or Canadian nationality;
  3. Have a job offer as a professional in one of the above categories.

Features

The TN visa allows you to live and work in the USA. The spouse and children under 21 of the professional qualify for a TD visa, which allows them to live in the US and study but not work. The visa has a maximum duration of approx. 6 years.

STAFF TRANSFER VISA BETWEEN RELATED COMPANIES (L-1, INTERCOMPANY TRANSFEREE)

Purpose

The L-1 visa is granted to managers, executives or key employees of a Mexican company that are transferred to the United States to work within the same organization.

Requirements

  1. Have worked for at least one year in the last three years in a Mexican company as a manager, executive or employee with special knowledge.
  2. Be transferred to a subsidiary, branch or related company in the USA to perform managerial, executive or employee functions with special knowledge.

Features

The L-1 visa allows you to live and work in the USA. The worker’s spouse and children under 21 qualify for an L-2 visa, which allows them to live in the US and study and work (spouse only). The visa for managers and executives (L-1A) has a maximum duration of 7 years, the visa for employees with special knowledge (L-1B) one of 5 years.

VISA OF PROFESSIONIST (H-1B)

Purpose

The H-1B visa is granted to professionals with a university degree equivalent to a four-year degree of “College” in the US in a profession that requires specialized knowledge (such as lawyers, accountants, engineers, etc.).

Requirements

  1. Have a university degree from abroad equivalent to a four-year American degree of “College” in a profession that requires specialized knowledge. Experience can replace the missing title;
  2. Have a job offer that requires a professional with those characteristics at a salary approved by the Department of Labor.

Features

The H-1B visa allows you to live and work in the USA. The spouse and children under 21 of the professional qualify for an H-3 visa, which allows them to live in the US and study but not work. The H-1B visa has a maximum duration of 6 years. Under certain circumstances related to a pending permanent residence process it can be extended beyond six years.

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