The year begins with exceptional news for those who want to immigrate to the United States

For five centuries, Brazil has been connected to Portugal, from the discovery to commercial establishment. The relations between the two countries continue to be linked, both by the common language and the Luso-Brazilian ancestry. Today, Brazilians are the main foreign community in Portugal – more than 250,000. Over 25 million Brazilians have Portuguese origin and may be entitled to European citizenship.

At the end of 2022, the United States approved a new law – the Friend Act – which further strengthened the relationship between Portugal and the United States.

In practical terms, the legislation will allow Portuguese citizens to invest in the United States and manage businesses through the E-1 and E-2 visas, an investor visa that allows living in the United States for a period that can be indefinitely renewable while active.

According to Dr. Ingrid Domingues McConville of DM Visa Law, it’s a fantastic visa that will open doors for many, as it allows an individual or family to go to the United States to invest with a broad range of possibilities. Additionally, once established in the country, the visa can potentially open doors to a new status.

Therefore, a range of opportunities opens up this year for thousands of Brazilians with Portuguese citizenship or Portuguese descent (who can prepare to apply for citizenship).

The advantages of the E-1 and E-2 visas are many, so it’s time to get informed and know what can be done, how, and what paths to take to reach the land of Uncle Sam.

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  • Ingrid Domingues-McConville founded DM VISA LAW – Domingues McConville, P.A. in 1995. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1995 and a member of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Ingrid earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. With over 27 years of experience in Immigration Law, Ingrid has represented clients throughout the United States and worldwide, handling both business and family immigration matters. She has helped companies and individuals obtain visas and permanent residence in the United States. Ingrid plays a significant leadership role in the Brazilian community in South Florida and throughout the United States, providing much-needed guidance and legal advice.