This preference category for employment-based immigration is reserved for foreign investors who can make a minimum capital investment into a new commercial enterprise that creates and/or preserves permanent full-time employment for at least 10 qualified U.S. workers. Capital amounts and requirements differ based on if the investment will be in designated areas encouraged by the U.S. government.
One must invest in a new commercial enterprise, which is any for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business that was either:
The immigrant investor must be engaged in the management of the new commercial enterprise, either through the exercise of day-to-day managerial responsibility or through policy formulation.
An immigrant in this category must invest his/her own capital. The amount is generally $1,050,000 million, for the location where the commercial enterprise will be principally doing business or creating jobs OR $800,000 in a rural area or other underserved area. These amounts will be increased over time and should be checked before deciding to apply for the visa.
We will analyze the nature of the provided capital to ensure that he/she can demonstrate that they qualify for the visa classification. We can also help an interested client determine an effective means of targeted investment in order to meet the legal standard.
Attorney Gupta is absolutely terrific for O-1A visas! She is truly an expert. She works with great attention to details, builds the case from every piece of evidence that can be possibly used, and is available to discuss the details and for planning at each step.
She got my O-1A approved in record time. She is the attorney you need on your side.
Anu and her team have been handling all my employment- based immigration cases from the start.
Their professional, proactive approach has gone a long way in ensuring timely submissions of all documents, and negotiation of the complex paperwork involved....
Anu secured the L1A, L2 for the family, subsequent renewals and is also responsible for the Green card filing in the EB1C category as an international manager. It has been a pleasant experience working with Anu and I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
I have been working with Anu for the last six years for almost all my immigration needs.
Anu and her team are knowledgeable, diligent, and professional; she has helped me with my work visas, H-1B extensions and my employer-sponsored green card in EB-2 category. Anyone going through these processes knows how difficult, time-consuming, and complex these cases have gotten in recent years....
Anu was able to guide us through the process successfully (visas and green card all got approved) and answer all our questions during the lengthy processing. I would highly recommend Anu for any immigration work.
I feel very fortunate to have connected with Immigration Desk in filing my E-3 visa petition....
First thing I need to mention about Anu Gupta is that she always answers all emails and questions within a few hours of consultation. Her team, including Attorney Meyer took up my E-3 visa case and provided very clear forms and instructions through email and their online case management system.
They guided me on uploading the documents and substituting documents when some of my documents were missing. All of this helped my case to get approved within a few weeks.
I definitely recommend consulting Anu Gupta to make the visa filing process easy and for it to be successful.
L1A granted October 2022 (decision time 10 days)
The people at Immigration Desk were great from the start, professional and organized. Starting with the consultation to advise me which visa type was right for the business I was looking to create in the US, they guided me on the best route and the pros and cons so that I could make an informed decision....
After deciding on the L1A route, it was clear what I needed to provide for my L1A petition. Everything was managed very professionally, and I was able to submit the petition as soon as the team at Immigration Desk has meticulously checked my documents and everything went as expected.
I received a minor RFE, which was expected since it was the first time my company had applied for a L1A. USCIS requested a minor clarification about my petition and Immigration Desk responded within 3 days. USCIS then issued the approval within 7 days. So once the documents were assembled it was very quick indeed.
I would definitely recommend them for the future and I know I will be needing them to move some of our employees in the near future.