IMMIGRATION & BUSINESS INVESTORS ATTORNEY IN OCALA, FLORIDA
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 now to schedule a free consultation with John Usher.
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:
The grant to the franchisee of sufficient control of the management of the franchise.