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Investment Work Visas & Green Cards

Dallas and Fort Worth, Investment/E-1/E-2 Visa Lawyers

Investment visas, also known as E visas, are visas that allow investors and businesspeople to live and conduct business in the United States for a long-term period. Investment visas fall under two categories:

  • E-1 visas enable foreign nationals to live in the U.S. and conduct trade between the U.S. and the treaty country.
  • E-2 visas allow foreign nationals to direct and develop a business enterprise in which they have invested or are in the process of investing.

Investment visas are available to citizens of countries with which the United States has a qualifying treaty of commerce or an equivalent agreement, and generally last two years with, often unlimited extensions.

If you are interested in pursuing an investment visa, the visa and immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko can help. From our offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, we have helped people from dozens of nations obtain investment visas and extensions.

Do you have questions regarding investor visas? Contact the attorneys of the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko at 214-251-8011 or 817-332-1100.

Firm lawyers Nicolas Chavez and Martin Valko have handled investment visas for a range of businesses and industries. Recent cases include:

  • A Mexican treaty trader specializing in import and export of onions and other vegetables
  • An Austrian national with a beverage inventory controlequipment for the hospitality industry
  • A German national began a business in the U.S. that capitalized on the strong Euro to export used German luxury vehicles back to Germany. We submitted his petition, received approval and arranged for his interview with the German consulate, which granted the investment visa.
  • A Canadian national who owns and operates a large freight company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
  • A Mexican national began a business which bought and salvaged auto parts. We successfully pursued his investment visa.

We can also work to help foreign investors bring their dependents to the U.S.

  • Martin Valko is a very professional Immigration Lawyer with a very respectful team, he is by far the best I have ever known. He tries very hard to help any situation in which you might be in, he is a very honest man and will not give any false hope on your case. Our situation was very hard and most likely to fail, we needed a waiver given by Washington and Mr. Valko helped us all the way through. He knew how he could get us back working in the United States. In our case we were rejected and our investor visas were taken away and all because we went with a lawyer who tricked. Thanks to Mr. Valko we are back home and 8 months after being out of the country we got to meet him and be most grateful to him because we were back again in our home and with our children. Thank You Mr. Valko for helping us.
    Luis and Sandra V., McAllen, TX (E-1 Treaty Trader Visa with 212(d)(3)(A) Waiver for prior unlawful presence)
  • “Mr. Martin Valko,

    We would like to thank you for our E-2 status approval. After all, we did not believe that we ever could have this application turned around to be approved after 3 consecutive denials. It was your self-esteem driven by your professionalism who gave us confidence and assurance to continue with our application. We cannot thank you enough for all the effort and hours you and your team have spent to have our application submitted before cut-off date, to avoid further problems. However, you and your valuable team really helped us to stay focused and not to give up after all.
    Fair rates, professional service and top-notch expertise in Immigration law is what Chavez & Valko stands for, guaranteed!”
    – Johannes Winkler & Family, Extreme Hospitality, LLC, Dallas, TX (E-2 Petition)

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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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