How to relocate to the US by opening a company

US citizenship is impossible to get by investment. An immigrant EB‑5 visa is designed for wealthy foreigners willing to invest at least $800,000. But there is a quota for this visa type, and there are always more applicants than available visas; waiting can take years.

See how a second citizenship helps to get a visa for relocation or frequent visits to the USA — cheaper and faster.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How much money do you need to relocate to the USA?

    You would need around $20,000 for the start. That will be needed for obtaining a visa, buying plane tickets, and renting an apartment.

  • How can I relocate to the US?

    To relocate to the US you need to obtain an immigrant visa, then you need to apply for a Green Card — it is the name for a residence permit. There are different grounds for obtaining an immigrant visa: working in the country, family reunification, investment in the country’s economy, marriage with a US citizen or resident.

  • Is it hard to relocate to the USA?

    Yes, it is relatively hard to relocate to the USA. To obtain a residence permit in the country you must have a serious reason such as a job contract, marriage with a US citizen or resident, reunification with a family member living in the country. Asylum seekers can also legally move to the country.

    One other way is suitable for wealthy people. They would need to invest $800,000‑1,000,000 in the country’s economy.

    Some passports such as Turkish or Grenada passports allow its holders to obtain a non‑immigrant E‑2 visa to the US. With it you can’t get a Green Card or citizenship, however, you can live and run a business there.

    Maltese citizens can visit the USA even easier as Malta participates in the US Visa Waiver Program. It means people with Maltese passports get an entry permit through the ESTA, and then, they can enter the USA without a need to obtain a visa.

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