At Fong Ilagan, we go above and beyond for our clients. Our immigration attorneys are highly effective in all aspects of immigration law, especially business immigration. If you are seeking temporary or permanent visas for executives, technical specialists, skilled employees, or anyone else, we can handle it. We are also skilled in corporate reorganizations and can assist you with these complex matters.
Backed by decades of experience, our immigration lawyers in Houston have an in-depth understanding of this practice area. We can efficiently navigate your employees throughout every stage of the immigration process while helping you make well-informed decisions, saving you significant time and money. You can trust us to provide you with the personalized and proficient representation you deserve. By choosing Fong Ilagan, you can learn more about how our attorneys in Houston can fulfill your needs.
Our Business Immigration Services
It’s possible to streamline your talents into the United States with the comprehensive business services we offer for immigrants. Our services include:
- Business visas
- Business green cards
- Immigration compliance in the workplace
- Employment-based visas
- And more
No matter what business or industry you’re aiming to contribute to, Fong Ilagan is here to help you attain both residency and employment in the U.S.
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“Thank you so much for your support and hard work on my citizenship application process.”
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“Fong Ilagan successfully aided a prominent surgeon’s Iranian-born parents immigrate to the U.S.”
8/19: Fong Ilagan successfully aided a prominent surgeon’s Iranian-born parents immigrate to the U.S. on an I-130 visa after long COVID related delay.
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Business Immigration Visas: Explained
United States immigration law allows people who have talents that are needed in the U.S. to be allowed to work here on a permanent or temporary basis. If an individual wants to file for permanent residence, there are five general types of business visas. These types of visas are ranked in priority of need in the U.S. by the economy and employers, as established by Congress. Immigrants with these types of visas would be able to live and work here for as long as they would like so long as they do not commit any deportable offense.
Our attorneys are highly experienced with:
- Business visa cycle—starting, operating and developing a business in the United States
- Employment-based immigration for physicians, researchers, and medical professionals
- Extraordinary ability
- Outstanding professors and researchers
- International executive or upper-level manager
- National Interest Waiver
- Employment creation investor – regional center
- Employment creation investor – direct investment
- PERM – Labor Certification
Requirements of Business Immigration Visas
To qualify as a legal immigrant investor, there are specific requirements that must be met, including the following:
- Capital of $500,000-$1,000,000 USD in a targeted employment area
- Create full-time jobs for at least ten U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or other immigrants authorized to work in the U.S.Other requirements may apply, depending on the visa you are applying for.
Industries We Help
The experts at Fong Ilagan hold years of experience in helping business personnel from all kinds of industries. Many of these industries include large corporations. The industries we can provide legal assistance include, but are not limited to:
- Oil and gas
- Marine transportation
- Import and exports, public utilities, professional athletics, airline operations, religious organizations, media, etc.
How Business Immigration Can Help Your Business Thrive
Research shows that immigrants contribute twice as much to U.S. entrepreneurship as native-born citizens. Additionally, immigrant-founded businesses tend to perform better in terms of hiring employees and growing as a company in time frames of three to six years. Whether you are a foreign business owner or employee seeking work in the United States, we can emphasize your eligibility through your skills and eagerness to contribute.
Common Business Immigration Questions and Concerns
- How long does the EB-5 visa process take?
While filing for different visas may vary, filing for the EB-5 usually takes less than a year. It is typically shorter than applying for a green card, which can take up to a year or two.
- What is a conditional green card?
A conditional green card allows you to live and manage your business in the U.S. so long as you meet the conditions of an EB-5 visa. Once you have met the requirements, you will be able to obtain permanent residency.
- What is considered to be a new commercial enterprise?
A new commercial enterprise identifies as a brand-new, original business or an existing business that was purchased so that it expands to 140% of its pre-investment net worth.
Choose Fong Ilagan To Get Started On Your Case
If you want to implement a business or seek employment in the United States, we can make that possible. You can contact Fong Ilagan today by calling (713) 772-2300 and schedule a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers to get started.
Our Core Values
Industry Experience Paired With Client Focus
1. Integrity—Honesty and trustworthiness.
2. Hardwork—We know how hard you work; we do too.
3. Cost-effectiveness—Our service meets or exceeds industry standards.
4. Creativity—What box?
5. Personal service—Texas friendly!