Global Connection - October 2011


U.S. Immigration Investment Opportunities for Foreign Nationals

By Rebecca A. Winterscheidt

There are several investment opportunities in the U.S. for foreign nationals who are interested in living in the U.S. either temporarily or permanently. Immediately below is a brief outline of some of those investment opportunities along with their basic qualification requirements. Those visas that are labeled “non-immigrant” allow the foreign national to live in the U.S. for a given period of time but do not grant permanent residence status to the foreign national. “Immigrant” visas refer to visas that grant permanent residence status to the foreign national. Obtaining permanent residence (“green card” status) means that the foreign national can remain in the U.S. indefinitely and can work for any company. Most immigrant and non-immigrant visas allow spouses and minor children to accompany the principal applicant.

Investment Opportunities for Foreign Investors in Regional Centers is Subject of December Seminar

Please mark your calendars and join Snell & Wilmer and the Arizona Commerce Authority for a related seminar titled “Regional Centers and Investment Opportunities through Immigration.” The seminar will be held in Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix office on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Snell & Wilmer partners Brett Johnson and Rebecca Winterscheidt will be two of the event’s keynote speakers.

Information to RSVP for this event will be coming soon.

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