What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?
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What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?

E2 Visa status is investors 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 an investment. We discuss what is considered an “investment” for the E2 Investor visa.

What investment amount is “substantial” for an E2 Visa Investment?
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What investment amount is “substantial” for an E2 Visa Investment?

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.

E-2 Visa Approved for the Owner of a Gas Station
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E-2 Visa Approved for the Owner of a Gas Station

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.