Immigration

Navigating the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) process can be complex, but with the assistance of a knowledgeable business consultant, you can streamline the application process and increase your chances of success.

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E-2 Treaty Investor

The E-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows foreign nationals to invest in and manage a business in the United States. It is an excellent option for individuals who wish to start or purchase a business and actively participate in its operations. Please reference the United States list of Treaty Countries to determine your E-2 eligibility.

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  • Evaluating Eligibility: Our business consultant experienced in immigration matters can assess your eligibility for the E-2 visa. We will review your business plan, investment capital, and qualifications to determine if you meet the specific requirements set by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Business Plan Development: A strong and comprehensive business plan is crucial for a successful E-2 visa application. Our business consultants can assist you in developing a business plan that meets the USCIS requirements and effectively showcases the viability and potential of your business. We will help you articulate your business goals, market analysis, financial projections, and management structure.
  • Investment Guidance: To qualify for the E-2 visa, you must make a substantial investment in a U.S.-based business. Our experts can guide you in determining the appropriate investment amount and structure. We can provide insights on financing options, capital sourcing, and ensure that your investment aligns with the USCIS guidelines.
  • Business Entity Formation: If you haven’t established a business entity in the United States, our business consultants can assist you in navigating the process. We can help you determine the most suitable legal structure, such as a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or partnership, based on your business goals, liability considerations, and tax implications.
  • Ongoing Compliance Support: Once you obtain the E-2 visa, our business consultants can provide ongoing support to ensure compliance with the visa requirements. We can advise you on maintaining the qualifying investment, business operations, and meeting reporting obligations to USCIS.

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EB-5 Immigrant Investor

The EB-5 visa program is a unique opportunity for foreign investors seeking to obtain permanent U.S. residency by making a substantial investment in a new commercial enterprise. This program allows investors and their families to live, work, and study in the United States.

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  • Investment Guidance: Our team of experts experienced in EB-5 matters can guide you in making an eligible investment. We will help you understand the investment options, such as direct investments or investments through regional centers. We can also provide insights on selecting a suitable project that meets the EB-5 program’s requirements.
  • Business Plan Development: A comprehensive business plan is a crucial component of the EB-5 visa application. Our business consultant can assist you in developing a business plan that meets the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). We will help you articulate the business concept, market analysis, financial projections, job creation plans, and other essential details.
  • Job Creation Analysis: One of the key requirements of the EB-5 visa program is the creation of a certain number of jobs for U.S. workers. Our consultants can help you conduct a thorough job creation analysis, ensuring that your investment project meets the required job creation thresholds. They can assist in identifying direct and indirect jobs generated by your investment.
  • Regional Center Selection: If you choose to invest through a regional center, our experts can provide guidance on selecting a reputable and approved regional center. We can evaluate the track record, investment projects, job creation history, and compliance record of various regional centers to help you make an informed decision.

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L-1 Intracompany Transfer

The L-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa category that enables multinational companies to transfer their employees from foreign offices to their U.S. operations. It provides a valuable opportunity for companies to establish or expand their presence in the United States while facilitating the transfer of key personnel.

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  • Evaluating Eligibility: Our consultants can assess your eligibility for the L-1 visa by reviewing your company’s structure, relationship between the foreign and U.S. entities, and the qualifications of the employee to determine if you meet the specific requirements set by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Document Preparation and Review: The L-1 visa application requires extensive documentation to support the eligibility of the employee andthe relationship between the entities. Our consultants can help you gather and organize the necessarydocuments, ensuring they meet the USCIS requirements. They will review your application package toensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to immigration regulations. Necessary supportingdocuments include but is not limited to items such as the business plan, financial statements,organizational charts, and other evidence to strengthen your case.
  • Employee Qualifications: The L-1 visa requires that the employee being transferred possesses the necessary qualifications and experience. Our business consultants can assist in evaluating and documenting the employee’s qualifications to meet the USCIS requirements. We will help you prepare a comprehensive job description, educational credentials, and evidence of the employee’s specialized knowledge or managerial/executive role.
  • Ongoing Compliance Support: Once the L-1 visa is granted, our experts can provide ongoing support to ensure compliance with the visa requirements. We can advise you on maintaining the qualifying relationship between the foreign and U.S. entities, monitoring employee roles and responsibilities, and meeting reporting obligations to USCIS.

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Client Reviews and Experiences

I am absolutely thrilled with the outstanding assistance I received from GP Whitney in my journey to acquire a business in the United States. They meticulously guided me through the entire process, from identifying potential businesses to evaluating their financial health, negotiating and closing the deal as well as providing additional valuable general advice along the way. I got way more than I ever expected, and for that I am eternally grateful. I’d highly recommend GP Whitney to anyone looking for professional business planning, bookkeeping/accounting, due diligence and valuation, visa consultation, etc.

Richard Murdin

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Arroyo Grande

We can’t express our gratitude enough for the outstanding business services provided by GP Whitney throughout our visa application. From the initial consultation to the final deliverables, Pete and his team demonstrated incredible knowledge of immigration requirements and business expertise. And the results have had a profound impact on our business and family situation. Thank you so much for your outstanding commitment to excellence!

Shereen Elshamy

Oregano Café

Working with GP Whitney & Associates has been a game-changer for our company. We were beyond impressed with the timeliness, level of professionalism, and the quality of their services. When unexpected challenges were causing unplanned delays, the experts at GP Whitney were a source of stability and comfort, and we are extremely satisfied.

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SpeedPro Long Beach

Our experience with GP Whitney has created a partnership that goes so far beyond traditional advisory services. Their in-depth business knowledge, strategic guidance, and unwavering ethical standards has cultivated a trusting relationship and has enabled us to navigate complex business landscapes with confidence. The results speak for themselves – increased efficiency, improved financial health, opportunity identification and initiatives that have propelled us forward - we look forward to continued collaboration for years to come.

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UltraSound Entertainment