Temporary work visas often used by investors and entrepreneurs include the E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor visas, the L-1 Intracompany transferee, H-1B specialist/professional, and the O-1 extraordinary ability visa.
The “Immigrant Investor” EB-5 visa, discussed below, is an option for individuals seeking permanent residency (“green cards”) by investing in the United States.
This visa category is available for employees who have been employed by a multinational company abroad that seeks to open new business operations in the United States or transfer the employee to an existing business that is related to the company abroad.
L-1A for Managers/Executives
L-1B for Employees with Specialized Company Knowledge
L-1 regulations also recognize a visa may be issued for opening a “new office”