IMMIGRATION NEWS - UNITED STATES
(as published in our newsletters)
STATES - EB 5 IMMIGRANT VISA EXTENSION
February 2010 - The opportunity to make an
investment in a selected government approved scheme has now
been extended to 2012. This is excellent news as now for a
designated investment of $500,000 investors obtain a US
Immigrant Visa. This Florida based scheme (you can live
where you want in the US) also comes with a number of
valuable investor benefits. The visa conditions enable to
realise your assets after three years. Please contact us for
more information on this important development.
STATES – E-2 VISAS
June 2009 - With the UK pound improving against the US
dollar, E-2 visas have again become very attractive for
those wanting to establish their own business in the United
States. For the majority of people this is the only
realistic option to live and work in the United States.
For many years we have helped people through this route and
with the United States economy showing real signs of
recovery this is a great time to invest in a new venture. If
you are an experienced business owner, manager or a budding
entrepreneur then please talk to us to see what
opportunities the United States has for you.
STATES – SPOUSE VISAS
April 2009 - We are now increasingly assisting applicants
through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs. This is a
consequence of the recent changes to the list of occupations
that are eligible for processing under the Federal Skilled
Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the
Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants
who wish to settle in that province. The selection process
varies from province to province. Each province selects
immigrants who can fill its needs – normally through
labour market shortages.
For instance, the government of Nova Scotia is keen to
attract people to the province with work experience in
Aerospace and Health Care.
However, in addition the government of British Columbia has
a further need for selected occupations in
Tourism/Hospitality and Food Processing.
A select number of province’s have ‘family
connections’ streams of their respective Nominee Programs.
Specifically, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince
Edward Island and Newfoundland allow permanent residents
and citizens of the province to sponsor foreign family
members to come to the province where their Canadian
relative lives. There are differences in each program so
contact us for province specific details.
If you wish to be considered for immigration to Canada
either through the Federal Skilled Worker or a Provincial
Nominee Program, then please complete an Online Assessment
form on our website.
Also, for students who wish to have opportunities to settle
in Canada, contact us today for information on how studying
in Canada can make students eligible for a number of
permanent residency options.
– BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
June 2007 - One of our consultants has just returned from a
trip to Florida to meet up with the business brokerage firm
that we deal with regularly. They have many businesses on
their books for sale ranging in price from US$100,000
They also have ready-made businesses in many areas
available. Full business training and development are
provided to make sure you are profitable quickly.
These businesses qualify the investor for the issue of an
E-2 visa, allowing one to live and work in the US.
Furthermore, if you have your own business purchase or
set-up in mind, we can help you to apply for your visa.
Recent events in the US have seen a fall in property prices
there. This coupled with the continuing weakness of the US
dollar, has meant that properties and businesses for sale in
the US, are now much more affordable.
However, Florida in particular is still as popular as ever
with migrants and is experiencing continuing growth and
So if you have a minimum of US$100,000 to invest, then feel
free to contact
- INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
March 2007 - Recent events in the US have seen a fall in
property prices there. This coupled with the continuing
weakness of the US dollar, has meant that properties and
businesses for sale in the US, are now much more affordable.
We receive enquiries from many individuals looking to open a
business or make an investment in the US. To this end, there
are 2 principal routes of entry to the US, namely, the E-2
visa and the Immigrant Investor Program.
The E-2 visa is where one invests in a U.S. business or sets
up a new business, and looks to run that business and employ
US workers. A minimum of US$100,000 would normally be
required to apply under this visa.
The Immigrant Investor EB5 Program involves making a
designated investment to secure permanent residence for the
investor and his/her family. This involves an investment of
US$500,000 to secure permanent residence. This amount is
refundable after 2 years.
If you wish to obtain any more information on these options
or on purchasing property to live in the US, then feel free
For further information on migration to the United Kingdom, please call us
on (+44) (0) 20 8365 3380 or complete an Online Assessment
form on our website www.commonwealthimmigration.com.
STATES OF AMERICA
– INVESTMENT VISAS
January 2007 - We are pleased to confirm that we are now
able to offer two new exciting ways to secure US residence.
Firstly, through an investment of US$500,000 with a U.S.
government designated Regional Centre, you can secure a
permanent residence visa.
An annual return is paid on the investment and capital
growth is accrued as well. The investment qualifies under
U.S. immigration law to allow the investor to secure
permanent residence for him and his family.
Another option is for individuals to purchase a U.S.
business and apply for an E-2 visa. This is a temporary visa
allowing the holder to live in the U.S. to run their new
The business must meet certain criteria to qualify for the
E-2 visa and normally a minimum investment of US$100,000 is
required. We can assist with the processing of this visa and
crucially we can introduce you to a Florida based firm who
can assist you to purchase a business that will qualify for
the E-2 visa.
If you are interested in either of these options, please contact
We hope that these news have been informative for you. However, remember
everyone's circumstances are different so if you or a friend or family member
want to check your eligibility to emigrate then either
1) complete the Online
Assessment Form on our website or
2) give us a call on
+44 (0) 1223 830 916
We would love to hear from you!