How Do E Visas Work

By Tiara

The Electronic Visa (E-Visa) is an efficient way to process visa applications for travelers or employers. Rather than having an ambassador from your country visit another country to review your documents, you can do it online!

This article will go into more detail about what types of visas are eligible for this system, how they work, and where to find them.

Once you have all of that information, then you can start preparing to apply for one. But first, let’s talk about why using an e-visa service is the best option.

Who can apply for an EB5 visa?

how do e visas work

An investor must have at least $1 million to invest in your company, or they must put in their own money to run the business. They also need to live in America and be willing to establish themselves as an owner of the business you are investing in.

The income that the investor earns from their new job is dependent on how successful your business is. Therefore, it is important that you pick companies that are well-established so that your investors will feel confident about earning large salaries.

You should also make sure that their employers offer good benefits, such as health insurance. These benefits can include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Some employers even provide retirement plans like 401k’s or IRA’S!

If you are looking to bring in more investment dollars then making these changes may help your investors feel comfortable and able to enjoy all of the great amenities that your employer offers.

What does the applicant need to prove?

how do e visas work

To stay in the United States, you have to provide some proof that you will leave within the next 90 days. This is referred to as a non-immigrant visa.

A work permit or employment visa is one of the most common types of non-immigrant visas. An employee working for an American company can apply for what’s called an F1 visa if he/she intends to spend less than six months in the country.

An F2 visa allows for two years in America so employees often choose this type. An F2 visa requires more documentation though. It must show your job position with the company, proof of sufficient income, and documents confirming your departure.

The Electronic System Number (ESN) for an F2 visa must be confirmed through our system before it can be processed. Because of this, you should make sure your passport has enough time to expire BEFORE heading into the office!

We also advise being early to the appointment since there may be waiting times.

What is the process of applying for an EB5 visa?

how do e visas work

The next step in obtaining your green card via the EB-5 program is to apply for what’s known as an Employment Based Immigration (EBI) visa. This type of visa allows you to come into America under employment, or investor, visas.

Under this category, there are two different types of visas available: the F1 for professional occupations and the E2 for qualified investments. Both require five years to remain in the U.S., but only the E2 requires residency while waiting to obtain permanent resident status.

The difference between these two visas is just how long the immigrant must be employed by their sponsoring employer before they can enter the United States. With the F1 visa, once you have worked for six months in the country, you may reenter Canada or Mexico without issue. But if you want to stay in the United States, you will need to leave and reapply.

With the EB-5 visa though, it is possible to work indefinitely at your new job. You would simply need to show that you have enough money left over after paying taxes and living expenses to invest back home.

Who can help with EB5 visa?

Having an attorney that is experienced in immigration law is very important when applying for an EB5 visa. There are many different components to this process, so your lawyer should be able- tailed to navigate you through them all.

Most people who apply for an EB5 visa do not handle their own cases, instead hiring an attorney or consulting firm to assist with the application process. These firms typically have large profits due to the high number of visas they supply, making it possible for them to pay their employees enough so they don’t need to work outside of the system!

These employers often hire private attorneys that are paid per visa applied for, which creates a conflict of interest. An employee of the company may also be paid by the investor looking to immigrate, creating even more incentive to push for quick approvals.

This isn’t only limited to lawyers, but anyone working at an immigration office may feel pressured to approve applications quickly so they can move onto the next one. This could result in fraudulent documents being submitted and/or false promises made to investors about how fast their visa will go through.

How Do I Know If My Attorney Is Fraudulent Or Not?

It is impossible to know if your attorney is lying to you unless there is some sort of proof. For example, if your attorney does not show up to a meeting he promised to attend then that is something worth investigating.

Why should I apply for an EB5 visa?

how do e visas work

An employment-based green card is one of the most popular types of visas available to international migrants. This type of visa allows you to live in the United States as a qualified employee, or recruiter, of a company that will employ at least 10 individuals per year for at least two years.

The employer must submit proof that it has tried every possible means to recruit US citizens first before turning to foreign workers. If this doesn’t happen then it is very difficult to obtain an L-1B visa, which would allow the foreigner to work in America temporarily. The difference between these 2 types of visas is discussed further below!

Obtaining an employment based green card requires people with money to help you. These people are referred to as immigrant investors, or often just immigrants. They put up enough money so that you can start your business in the USA and grow it here, giving you long term residency.

They also get a tax break from being paid more than $60,000 per annum, so overall they benefit too. A small part of their pay goes towards funding our public services like schools and hospitals, but the rest is pure profit.

There are many ways to be approved as an investor under the new rules, and even if you are not accepted as one now there are still ways to stay in the country.

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

how do e visas work

A lot of people are not aware of what kind of visa status an employee can have in the United States. An employment (E) Visa is one of them! This type of visa allows for your company to hire someone full time with a work permit.

Typically, employers will look into whether or not this individual has enough money to live on while they’re in America, as well as if they have a place to stay. If they do, then the employer will file off their passports and only issue a limited use passport to them. They may also put in some sort of security system at their workplace to verify they are who they say they are.

There is another important thing that most people don't know about Employment VISA's. It doesn't matter how long you are hired under an employment visa, you must leave the country within six months. Why six months and not say two years like other types of visas? Because once you overstay your visa, it becomes much more difficult to get back into the US.

What can I do to get an EB5 visa?

how do e visas work

The next step in obtaining your green card is to apply for employment-based immigrant visas (EBs). These are known as non-immigrant, or tourist, visas. There are two main types of these visas: the working visa and the investor visa.

The difference between the two is that someone who qualifies for an investor visa must live outside the United States while they are here doing business. They cannot remain in America unless their investment has failed and they need to return home.

A person who qualifies for an employee visa can work in the US indefinitely once they have obtained this type of visa.

There are several different categories of employment-based visas, but most people only qualify for one category at a time. This means you will have to choose whether to pursue an F1 student visa, an H1B worker visa, or an L1 professional visitor visa before applying for your EB2 visa.

What are the costs?

how do e visas work

Living in the United States is expensive, even if you have a US citizen or visa holder as a friend or family member. Health care is one of the biggest expenses, making it difficult to find cheap ways to stay healthy while here.

Living abroad comes with additional fees for health insurance, so make sure you understand how direct-visa programs like eVisas work before signing up. Some employers offer cost-effective healthcare that can be extended through their employee benefits program, but only if you know what is included!

Finding affordable international medical coverage has become more challenging due to the high prices of some plans and the increasing number of foreigners seeking them. It is best to go into this situation prepared by going through all available options and determining which ones will meet your needs the most.

There are many types of medical coverage (or “plans”) for expatriate employees. These include HMOs (Hospital Medical Organizations), PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations) where you choose a doctor or set of doctors at your expense, both self-paid and funded via employer paid premiums, POSs (Point Of Service) where you receive care free of charge but pay per test or procedure, and COBRA which gives you group medical coverage after you lose employment.

Each type of plan has its pros and cons depending on your budget and coverage needs, so do your research and determine which works best for you.