US VISA Consultation
VERSALI CONSULTING is a private company that assists clients in providing advice on the various types of visa and in preparing their visa application for a fee. VERSALI CONSULTING is not affiliated with the US government. We are however familiar with the visa application procedures. Please contact us for a more detailed information.
Because of her long career in the U.S. Embassy Visa Section, who better than Raymonde Versali understands and is fully aware of the complexity of the US visa application procedures. She has a very extensive knowledge about the various types of visas. She will assist you in choosing the most appropriate visa category.
Avec Versali Consulting, une société privée qui assiste ses clients avec des conseils et des avis sur les différents types de visa pour les EU., Raymonde Versali pourra parfaitement vous guider dans la complexité des procédures et déterminer quel est le visa approprie et, si tel est le souhait des clients, créer un dossier de demande de visa d’investisseur.
Versali Consulting is een prive bedrijf dat informatie en advies verschaft over de verschillende
type visa voor de VS. Raymonde Versali zal u wegwijs maken in de complexiteit van de visa procedures en wetten. Zij is tevens een expert in de samenstelling van een dossier voor de aanvraag van het E2 Investeerder visum.
About Raymonde Versali
After a long and international career within the world of diplomacy and international relations in vibrant Brussels where she worked as the Senior Visa Specialist at the United States Embassy, Raymonde Versali saw an opportunity to use her knowledge and the experience she acquired over several decades to start a new career in Us Visa consultation
E1 Treaty Trader VISA
Business people who conduct a substantial volume of trade in goods or services with the U.S. may qualify for the E1 Treaty Trader visa. An E1 visa may be granted to nationals from countries that have signed a treaty with U.S. regulating trade and commerce.
E1 qualification requirements:
- Engage in international trade (import and/or export) between the U.S. and the treaty country homeland. The trade may be either goods or services and must already exist at the time the visa application is submitted. The trade must consist of either buying or selling, and the products or services may be going to or coming from the U.S.
- Conduct a substantial volume of trade between the U.S. and the treaty country homeland. The business must show that the value of the trade is substantial and that the trade is conducted in regular transactions in the course of the year.
- Conduct at least 50% of its international trade between the U.S. and the treaty country.
E2 Investor VISA
The E2 investor visa is a nonimmigrant but long-term, renewable work visa for nationals from countries that have signed a bilateral investment treaty with the United States.
The investor should establish a U.S. company, which will operate the business that the investor has purchased and which will act as the investor’s visa sponsor.
E2 Visa qualification requirements:
- A person or persons with citizenship of a country having a treaty of commerce with the U.S. must own at least 50% of the shares of the U.S. entity. Such persons may not have permanent resident status or reside in the US under a visa other than an E2 visa.
- The investment must be substantial and must be made with personal funds. US Visa Law and Regulations do not state a specific amount to be invested. However, the investment must be sufficient to establish a profitable business with development and expansion potential.
- The U.S. business must contribute to the local economy to an extent that it is more than marginal. This means that the investor cannot invest solely for the purpose of earning a living. Beyond paying the investor a salary, the business must employ U.S. workers and produce a profit.
- Applicants must show that they have work experience and credentials that qualify them to perform the job that the company is offering them. The investor must intend to enter the US solely to manage and to direct the business.
B1 Business Visa
This visa is used to negotiate contracts, consult with business associates, perform market studies or other legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature.
To seek investment in the US, including an investment that would lead to an E2 investor visa application.
Requirements vary depending on the specific purpose of travel.
Visas for artists/performers
A professional entertainer/artist or band requires an O or P visa to perform in the US regardless of the amount or source of compensation, or whether the services will involve a public appearance or not.
The process to apply for and receive the required artist visa to work temporarily in the US is a long and multi-step process. Both the US side and the Belgian side have to occur for valid visas to be placed in the passports.
Step 1 – Filing an I-129 petition with USCIS
An I-129 petition ($320.00) is required for each artist/band/solo performer. For the crew and/or backing musicians a separate petition I-129 must be filed. It can take 1 to 3 months for the petitions to be approved. Premium Processing which requires an extra fee ($1000) takes maximum 15 working days.
Step 2 – Applying for the visa in Belgium
Once the petition is approved, the process moves to the artists’ side All visa applicants are required to attend an interview at the US Embassy in Brussels.
Versali Consulting provides support to the artists in preparing their visa application, scheduling the appointments through the call center and liaising with the US Embassy for the return of the passports with visas.
Versali Consulting also offers visa services for other countries such as India, the Russian Federation and People’s Republic of China
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