Invest In a U.S. Business
And focus on growing your ROI.
E-2 allows foreign investors to work in the U.S. This visa class is exclusively for what the USCIS terms “treaty traders and investors”. This means that all applicants must be nationals of a country that holds a treaty of trade and commerce with the United States.
E-2 Visa Advantages
Politically, the U.S. Government is generally friendly to Investors.
Unlike the H1B visa, there is no lottery or limit on the O-1 Visa.
Path to Green Card
E-2 Visa puts you on a direct path to a Green Card.
L-1 is a multi-entry visa so you are free to travel internationally.
No Minimum Salary
Earn acceptable wage for your position and industry. There is no minimum salary.
No Degree Required
You do not need an advanced degree or education requirements.
No Max Stay
It's initially valid for up to 3 years & can be renewed with no maximum stay.
There are a few criteria that go into preparing your visa.
If there is an existing qualified business, then fantastic. If you are coming to the U.S. to set up a new company, then we can begin the entity formation process in parallel to your immigration process by the same trusted law firm.
Our attorneys can help make sure that all of your documents and evidence are submitted according to the regulations and your timeline.
You must meet all criteria.
National of Treaty Country
The investor, either real or corporate person, must be a national of a treaty country to meet this criterion.
The investment capital and reserves should total no less than $100k to meet this criterion.
Must Place Funds at Risk
"At-risk" means that the investment is to be irrevocably committed to meet this criterion.
A Real Operating Enterprise
If your business is an operating business offering goods or services, then you meet this criterion. No passive investment.
Investment Not Marginal
If you are ROI+ and generating enough revenue to make a significant economic contribution like creating job, then you meet this criterion.
To Direct Business
The investor is coming to the U.S. to direct business. If you will develop and direct the business-owning 50% of company or control through managerial role, then you meet this criterion.
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Who do we recommend this for?
We recommend this visa for investors who want to grow, work, and live in the U.S. This visa allows you to work while you are in the U.S., still travel internationally, and when you are ready to settle down and make the U.S. home, you may qualify for Eb-2 or Eb-5 Green cards.
How We Work
We will have a call to make sure you qualify for what you are seeking.
We have another call to get details about you and your company.
We share documents, contracts, and letters for you or others to sign.
You sign all final documents & launch your new journey!
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