The emergence of green economy in the United States is creating many new opportunities in the U.S.
Many foreign entrepreneurs had moved to the U.S. to capitalize on the opportunity, if you are an environmental engineer or if you have specific skills that are related to the greentech industries.
Here are some ideas for you to consider:1. Your education degree
Is your degree one of the degrees in demand from the U.S.? Many engineering related fields are in high demand from the U.S. and applications can be faster.
2. Specialized Knowledge or Skills
There is a category for intercompany transferee for those with specialized skills and knowledge. This can relate to skills relating to product development, but it can also relate to specialized knowledge such as process. Intercompany visas can be used to send key executives from overseas to establish a new operation in the United States, or professionals with specialized skills for particular products or services.
3. E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
E-2 Treaty Investor visa is for entrepreneurs and business owners. Under E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, you can either start a new company, or investing into an existing business. If you are in the clean tech industry, you can consider setting up the business in the United States under E-2 visa, and once the business is established, you can also raise capital from U.S. based investors.
E-2 Treaty Investor visa is a flexible option available to nationals of 70+ nations, it is a good visa option for entrepreneurs.
4. EB-5 Regional Centers
Some EB-5 Regional Centers are established specifically for the cleantech industries including solar industry or wind energy. You can also consider moving to U.S. under EB-5 programs by investing in one of the projects facilitated by these regional centers. EB-5 does have higher capital requirement, you will need either $500,000 or $1,000,000 to be eligible for EB-5, but they do lead to permanent residency (green card).
These are just some of the options available for cleantech professionals to consider, U.S. is highly supportive of these industries, and there are increasing number of venture capital and private equity firms investing into the booming green industries; additionally, various grants are also available to encourage new start ups in the cleantech sectors.
These factors are why many international entrepreneurs are considering to move to establish in the United States – in the past year, we had helped professionals from Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Belgium, Korea, Mexico, China and India.
Interested in moving to the United States?
Complete our Free Assessment form on our website http://rwpglobal.com – you maybe eligible for different options. Our immigration attorney will review your information and provide you with different options.