E-2 Visa

U.S immigration policy supports investors and foreign commerce in a variety of ways. E-2 visas are issued to individuals known as “treaty investors”. A treaty investor is defined as a national of a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation.

The treaty investor must be able to demonstrate that they are coming to the U.S. to partake in either a substantial investment (including business in services or technology between, primarily, the U.S. and the treaty nation); or to direct the operations of a business in which the E-2 holder has invested or will soon invest a substantial amount of money.

E-2 visa holders must own more than fifty percent of the proposed investment, unless that person is entering the U.S. as an employee of a business providing more than fifty percent of the total investment.

E-2 visa holders may remain in the United States for up to two years. Your spouse and/or children under the age of 21 may accompany you under derivative status.

In today’s business world, companies are gaining more global investors who want to get more involved with day-to-day operations. And that means they must come to the United States from abroad. Esani & Momin, P.C., can assist in obtaining an E-2 Visa without delay. Our team focuses on devising a strategy that maximizes the opportunity for success.

Proof of Investment That Is More Than Marginal

An E2 Visa application is divided into different tabs, which include proof that the investment is more than marginal. According to E-2 Visa requirements, a marginal enterprise is a business or company you plan to invest in. You do not have to declare the amount of earning capacity at the time of applying for a visa. However, your role in the marginal enterprise will be vetted.

You want to show a business plan for generating revenue in the market and the United States economy. It is wise to have a proven track record in that specific field. If you have verified documentation on increasing income levels in your home country, the chances of obtaining an E-2 Visa will improve significantly.

E-2 Visa Extension

All visas are considered to be temporary. Extensions to an E-2 Visa are granted in two-year increments. And there is no limit on the number of extensions provided.



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