Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

Discover Virginia

With such extremes as the waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia is a study in contrasts. Nicknamed “Old Dominion,” Virginia is named for Elizabeth I and was one of the earliest places colonized in the nation. With a rich and unique history, Virginia originates from long-ago centuries whilst still remaining a cornerstone of modern American society. With its rich history, the state has a wide variety of cultural attractions, from museums commemorating early Native American tribes to sites memorializing the lives of soldiers who served their country in various wars. Virginia is also the birthplace or launching site to a number of musical acts, past and present, including Ella Fitzgerald, Timbaland, the Carter Family and Patsy Cline. The capital of the commonwealth is Richmond, Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The state population is over seven million.

As one of the original 13 colonies that proclaimed independence from Great Britain in events that sparked the Revolutionary War, Virginia is a state rich in history and legend. From the ruins of Native American tribes like the Cherokee and the Iroquois to larger-than-life tales of folktale hero Daniel Boone, the state’s history ranges from the tragic to the heroic to the surreal.

In each city in Virginia, there are sites and monuments that recall the state’s tumultuous past. Explorations of Jamestown, the first English settlement and first capital of Virginia, yield stunning sights like a recreation of the original Jamestown Settlement and historic Jamestown. A pass through Williamsburg, Virginia’s second capital, allows a glimpse into life during the 18th century. Journeying through its current capital, Arlington, yields powerful sites like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To attract new investment,  plans include decreasing business taxes by $175 million through reductions to the Business Franchise Tax and the Corporate Net Income Tax. Another tax break will be offered to companies that create good paying jobs in defined fields, such as manufacturing facilities that commercialize technology.

Virginia Beach ranked #4 in U.S. for cleanest surf.  The National Resources Defense Council, July 2008

Virginia Beach MSA ranked #1 in U.S. for high impact firms for jobs and growth.  The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, July 2008

Virginia Beach ranks #2 in Best 100 places to raise a family list. Best Life magazine, June/July 2008

Virginia Beach ranks in top 10 list of America’s Best Cities for the Outdoors. Forbes, May 2008

Virginia Beach ranks in Top 10 Greenest Places to Retire. U.S. News & World Report, April 2008

Virginia Beach MSA ranks second in Top Major Market in the South. Southern Business & Development magazine, April 2008

Virginia Beach is ranked 14th out of the top 100 cities in the U.S. to live and launch a business. Fortune Small Business, March 2008

Virginia Beach is the least stressful city in the US. MSNBC report, Biz Journals Study, February 2008

With today’s economic climate and stress related illnesses, why shouldn’t you look at spending some time in a place like Virginia? Maybe you will visit on holiday and meet the partner of your dreams, in which case we can help you with either a K1, K3 or AOS visa. Maybe you have some money to invest in a business or you already own and operate a business in the UK and you’re looking to expand – we can help you with either the E2 investment visa or the L1 intracompany transfer. Maybe you are young and you would like to study in this wonderful city, we can help you with your F1 student visa. Whatever your reason behind making a move to Virginia allow the Immigration Law Offices of Chris Ingram to offer you a free consultation to see how we can make your American Dream come true!


US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
401 Wilshire, 12th Floor
Santa Monica,
California 90401
Tel: 310 496 4292