Are you thinking of immigrating to the United States in 2023? Here are some tips for doing this safely and effectively. According to the Conflict Analysis Resource Center (Cerac), The influx of Colombian migrants last year reached 547,000, an unprecedented level that broke all records.
For Cerac, the continuation of the Colombian departure trend indicates that this number could increase significantly. This is due to the significant depreciation of the Colombian peso, which has resulted in the middle and upper class migrating to the country the most.
Types of visas, planned immigration and study alternatives are some tips to consider to immigrate safely. To make immigration a reality and to establish yourself legally in the United States, it is essential to have good planning and legal advice.
Edgar Pulido, Director of LATAM USA, Colombia, It explains how to live, work, and legally immigrate to the United States, especially for international entrepreneurs seeking to set up their own businesses.
The base of international entrepreneurs, which was brought back in the Joe Biden government, will act as a kind of “Startup Business Visa”, Available instantly to startups around the world and those already in the US. It marks an exciting time in the history of immigration to the United States, as it is the earliest time to obtain a special visa for foreign entrepreneurs, funded by investors and eager to start businesses and create jobs in the United States.
On the other side, It is the E-2 investor visa, which is one of the most interesting things for Colombians because of the existing treaty between Colombia and the United States. This visa is obtained with a large investment and allows you to obtain a visa for a period of five years, which can be extended indefinitely. In addition, it allows the spouse to work in the United States legally and the children under the age of 21 to study in any public or private school. You can apply if you own 50% or more of the business and no minimum number of employees is required, but you are required to employ some workers with a valid work permit. The business must be real and active, must produce a good or service, must have all necessary permits and licenses to operate, and cannot be a non-profit organization.
This type of visa is not a green card, but it does allow adjustment of status toward other immigrant petitioners considering permanent residence. It is ordered directly at the US Consulate and has less waiting time and more flexibilityDr.. It is the ideal visa for entrepreneurs.
According to figures from US Latin Americans and Colombians, applications from Colombians for this visa have grown by 80% on average in the past three months, and with an overall approval rate of 89%, This visa has one of the highest approval rates of all US visas.
Fortunately there E-2 investor visa, Which is very attractive to Colombians because Colombia has a treaty signed with the United States. If a large investment is made, The person has a visa for five years and it can be extended indefinitely. In addition, the spouse is allowed to work in the US legally and the children under the age of 21 to study in any US school, public or private.
Who can apply?
This visa can also be applied if you own 50% or more of the business and do not have a minimum number of employees, but it is necessary to hire some workers who have a valid work permit. The business must be real and active, must produce a good or service, must have all necessary permits and licenses to operate, and cannot be a non-profit organization.
This type of visa is not a green card, pBut it does allow adjustment of status toward other immigrant petitioners considering permanent residence. The application is submitted directly at the US Consulate and there is less waiting time and more flexibility. It is the ideal visa for entrepreneurs.
How has the Colombian demand for this visa increased?
According to figures from Latin AmericaColombian applications for this visa have increased by an average of 80% in the past three months and with an overall approval rate of 89%, this visa has one of the highest approval rates of all US visas.