Not all E-2 visa investments are done with multi-million dollar purchases. In fact, most E-2 visa investments we see are made up of several small investment amounts. If you are applying for an E-2 investor visa, it is important to understand what expenses can be used towards the investment amount. We discuss what expenses can be used in an E-2 investor visa application here.
If you’re applying for an L-1 Visa for a new office or an E-2 Visa for a new business, you must provide a specialized immigration business plan. This post outlines the elements your immigration business plan should contain, including business overview, investment proof, licensing requirements, hiring plans, premise procurement, market analysis, and your ability to develop the enterprise.
Qualifying foreign nationals can obtain E-1 visa status as treaty traders and E-2 visa status as treaty investors. We recently received the approval for an E-1 Treaty Trader and two E-2 Treaty Investors on the same day at the US Consulate in Toronto, Ontario. We discuss the approvals here.
The E-2 Visa is not just for large multi-million dollar investments. The E-2 visa is often used by entrepreneurs starting a new business or investing in an existing business. One of the many requirements for an E-2 visa is an office to support business operations. We discuss the E-2 visa office requirement here.
E Visas are for citizens of countries that maintain treaties of commerce with the United States. The purpose of these treaties is to ease trade and navigation between the citizens of treaty countries and the United States. There are three available E-visa categories, the E-1 Visa for Treaty Traders and the E-2 Visa for Treaty Investors, and the E3 Visa for Australians. We discuss the main differences between the E-1, E-2, and E-3 visa categories here.
One of the qualifying factors for an E Visa is the nationality of the business. If the business doesn’t possess the qualifying nationality, it will not qualify for an E Visa—and neither will the petitioning employee. Read on to learn the intricacies of company nationality, including the 50% rule and more.