The requirements to obtain an E-2 Investor visa go beyond a substantial financial investment. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E-2 visa is whether the enterprise is more than marginal. We discuss the marginality requirement for an E-2 Visa here.
Dive deep into the specifications of the E2 Investor Visa, designed for entrepreneurs from treaty countries who wish to invest in the US. Understand the eligibility criteria and explore the diverse array of business sectors that can gain E2 Visa registration.
Unpacking the E2 Investor Visa: Learn about the integral part played by investment and understand the three key factors – source of funds, risk of funds, and commitment of funds, that determine your qualification for this U.S. business visa.
E Visa status is available to nationals of countries that maintain treaties with the United States for commerce and navigation. The E2 Visa is specifically for those coming to the United States to develop or direct the operations of a business enterprise in which they have invested a substantial amount of capital. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E2 visa is whether the investment is considered “substantial.” In order to determine the substantiality of an investment, a proportionality test is used. We discuss what is considered “substantial” and the “proportionality test” here.
There are two ways to obtain an E2 Visa as a Treaty Trader, at a US Consulate or Embassy, or by mail with USCIS through a change of status. We recently received approval for an E2 visa for the owner of a gas station who changed status from a visitor visa to an E2 visa while remaining inside the United States. Read more about this case here.