Immigration & Business Investors
Attorney John N. Usher's immigration practice concentrates on the “business and investment” side of immigration law.
Combining his operational and business experience as a successful franchisee (McDonald's, 20 years), with his franchise and immigration legal knowledge, he is well qualified to assist non-U.S. citizens prudently invest in America. An emphasis is placed on working with E-2 and EB-5 visa applicants.
For more information about the business immigration services at Usher Law Firm, P.A., contact us to schedule a free consultation with our Florida business immigration lawyer.
E-2 Visas (E2 Immigration Visas)
- E-2 is a non-immigrant category that resembles lawful permanent residence status.
- E-2 visa holders do not have a green card but may engage in self-employment.
E-2 holders do not have to maintain ties to a home country and may remain in the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.
- E-2 applicants are required to possess the nationality of an approved treaty country. The spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 receive the same visa classification.
- Spouses, but not children, may apply for work authorization and all of the family can attend school.
E-2 visas may be issued for investments in franchise businesses in the U.S. provided certain terms are properly structured between the franchisor and the franchisee.
Critical provisos involve:
- Financing, and
- The grant to the franchisee of sufficient control of the management of the franchise.