Denver, CO asked in Immigration Law for Colorado

Q: A friend wants to immigrate to the US. He has $200K to invest in a business. How can he legally immigrate?

I immigrated to the US in 2002 and became a US citizen in 2008. My friend now wants to immigrate as well and has around $200K to invest in a business here. He is from South Africa and used to be in law enforcement and security. Due to the political conditions, extremely high crime rate, everyday fear for their lives and lack of opportunities in South Africa, he is looking at immigration to the US as an option. Is this a viable option and what should his next step be should he choose to pursue it?

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: He should discuss with counsel here in the states about applying for an investor visa. An E2 visa may be a perfect fit for him which would allow he his wife and kids , if any to get visas.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: He could get an investor visa if he had $500,000 to invest.

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