EB-5 Visas for Brazilian Nationals

US and Brazil

Brazilian Citizens have complex and specialized immigration needs that demand the attention of experienced and talented immigration counsel.

Our Brazil Practice Group

Our market leading Brazil Practice Group is comprised of some of the world’s most experienced immigration and foreign investment lawyers. Our goal is to create value for our Brazilian clients by providing the most creative and efficient immigration solutions available.

Permanent Residency in the United States

There are a number of ways our firm assists Brazilian nationals to obtain Permanent Residency, otherwise known as a “Green Card”, in the United States. These include the use of:

A bill has been introduced in Congress that would increase the EB5 investment required to USD 0.8 M or USD 1.2 M.

Click here to learn how to beat the increase!

EB5 Investment-Based Visas:

The Eb5 visa program allows a Brazilian national to obtain Permanent Residency in the United States by investing either USD 500,000.00 or USD 1,000,000.00 in either a qualified U.S. business or project. Click here to learn more about EB5 visas.

EB1(c) Multinational Manager/Executive Visas:

EB1(c) provides a way for a Multinational Managers and Executives who have been employed in a business outside the United States to obtain a “green card” through a US affiliate or subsidiary of the foreign entity. Click here to learn more about EB1(c) visas.

The EB1(c) visa is commonly used by L1-A visa holder to adjust to “Green Card” status.

Opening and Expanding your Business in the United States

US and Brazil

The L-1A visa allows managers and executives to transfer to a related business in the United States. Click here for more details. Using the L1-A or other applicable visas.

Our lawyers commonly assist non-U.S. business owners establish a U.S. business and relocate to the United States using the L1-A visa. Our firm is able to assist clients with all aspects of opening or expanding a business in the United States.

Transferring Brazilian Employees to the United States

The L1-B visa enables U.S. firms to move specialist workers from Brazil to the United States. Click here to learn more about L1-B visas for Brazilian Nationals.

The E-2 Visa

For a fraction of the investment required for an EB5 petition an E-2 visa allows an investor establish or operate a business in the United States. Unlike the L1 visa thee is no requirement that E-2 visa holders transfer from a related non-US business.

While E-2 visas are not generally available to Brazilian Nationals Davies & Associates have assisted Brazilian clients to obtain an E-2 by:

  • Obtaining Italian Nationality
  • Acquiring other passports by investment.
  • For as little as USD 200,000.00 and a process just taking months it is possible to obtain a second passport from a country whose Nationals can obtain US E-2 treaty trader visas. This process is often still cheaper than acquiring a US EB-5 investment visa and usually results in attaining visa-free access to Europe.

  • Marriage to a National of an E-2 Treaty Trader Country

U.S. Consulates in Brazil

U.S. consulates are located in the following cities in Brazil:

Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson
147 - Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Tel: +55 (21) 3823-2000
Fax: +55 (21) 3823-2003

São Paulo
Rua Henri Dunant, 500,
Chácara Santo Antônio,
São Paulo, SP
Tel: +55 (11) 3250-5000
Fax: +55 (11) 3250-5199

Rua Gonçalves Maia, 163 - Boa Vista
Recife, PE
Tel: +55 (81)3416-3050
Fax: +55 (81) 3231-1906

Belo Horizonte (U.S. Citizen Services only)
Av. Contorno 4520, 8th floor
Belo Horizonte, MG
Tel: +55 (31)3213-1571
Fax: + 55 (31) 3213-1575

Fortaleza (U.S. Citizen Services only)
Torre Santos Dumont
Avenida Santos Dumont, 2828, Suite 708 - Aldeota
60150-161 - Fortaleza, CE
Tel: +55 (85) 3486-1306 or 3486-1307
Fax: +55 (85) 3486-1308

Manaus (U.S. Citizen Services only)
Edificio Atrium Sala 306
Rua Franco de Sá, 310
Manaus, AM
Tel: +55 (92)3611-3333

Porto Alegre (U.S. Citizen Services only)
Avenida Assis Brasil 4320
Parque São Sebastião 91110-000
Porto Alegre, RS
Tel: +55 (51) 3226-3344

Salvador (U.S. Citizen Services only)
Av. Tancredo Neves, 1632
Sala 1401 - Salvador Trade Center - Torre Sul
Caminho das Árvores
Salvador, BA
Tel: +55 (71) 3113-2090