When an entrepreneurs immigrant decides that they would like to start a business in the United States, they will have to apply for a number of visas that will allow them to successfully pursue this venture. There are a number of steps that must be taken in order to start the process. First, you are required to obtain visas that will allow you to live and work legally in the United States.
There are a number of different visas that may apply to you and you should discuss which may work best for your particular situation with an experienced immigration attorney who can assess your case. Some of the visas that may apply include the extraordinary ability visa, business visitor visa, intracompany transferee visa, and more.
It would also be valuable to have your immigration attorney explain to you the various time limitations that are attached to each different type of visa. This is important because it is likely that you would want to be here with your business for a period of time longer than the visas allow for. Some of them are able to be extended, or you may have to go forth and apply for a Green Card. Depending on your specific business venture, another resource that may be beneficial to you is the Small Business Administration that can assist you with your business formation questions once you have acquired the appropriate visas.
John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and obtain your initial consultation.