Heitz Immigration Law recently sponsored the RPAC Golf Tournament, held at EastPoint Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. It was a super-hot day as Betania and I chatted with participants from the Realtor Association of the Palm Beaches and Continental Properties about how they can educate their foreign investor clients who may wish to obtain visas in the United States.
The golfers were able to complete their game just before the rain began and luckily drinks and dinner were soon served inside the lovely clubhouse. Jeffrey Levine, Managing Broker of Continental Properties, led the Live Auction and it sure was lively! The highlight of the evening was a fierce bidding war between two ladies who were determined to get the over-sized cooler filled with an array of liquor bottles. It finally went for $2200! Now, that was a loaded cooler!
The Realtors at Continental Properties will be attending some “lunch and learn” sessions with Heitz Immigration Law so that we can provide them with information on E-1/E-2 investor visas, EB-5 green card visas, and L-1 intracompany transferee visas. These are some of the key visas that may be of interest to foreigners who are already purchasing property in Florida and also considering investing in a U.S. business or opening a U.S. branch office of their foreign business.
Betania Nassar provides assistance to Heitz Immigration Law with translations and administrative services for our clients that are from South American countries such as Brazil and Columbia. Betania and I enjoyed the evening as we chatted with mortgage banker Lily Kondo from Freedom Mortgage, title company agents, and real estate agents, about the kinds of opportunities that are available for their foreign clients who may want to live and work in the U.S.
Many foreigners may want to come here to live the “American Dream,” yet they don’t know how to make it happen. Many are also under the mistaken impression that by purchasing property in the U.S., they automatically qualify for some type of legal residence status. This is not the case. If the foreigner doesn’t have a U.S. family member to sponsor them, the other option may be a business or investor visa. We can help foreign nationals explore all of their options and take them step by step through the entire immigration process.