For millions of people, obtaining the documentation required to live in the United States is a dream come true. The best option to be able to come and live in the USA, remains the investor visa, also known as the E-2 visa.
It is a special visa for foreign investors whose country has an agreement with the United States,
In this article, we will review in detail the requirements to obtain this famous sesame.
The E-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa given to individuals from Treaty countries who have invested or are in the process of investing a sufficient amount in a business in the USA.
The notion of sufficient amount: this point seems vague. In fact, you need an amount consistent with the project you want to carry out. Having 80,000 euros to set up a high-end restaurant in the heart of San Francisco has little chance of succeeding.
An investment of less than 100,000 USD is possible but the project will be carefully examined by the immigration officer who wants to ensure that your project will allow you and your family to live but also to support American employees.
Even though you have initiated your application and may be fully into it, it is clearly advisable to see if the E-2 Visa is really for you, and if you have met all the requirements. We will assist you in validating these elements with a law firm that has been specializing in immigration for more than 30 years.
To make things easier, we have prioritized the requirements, in the same order that immigration services will approach your application.
We’ll talk about facts that can disqualify you, things you can’t control, and things you can control.
Note that this list of E-2 requirements is rather oriented towards the entrepreneurial side of your visa rather than the legal side, and it also depends on your project, the business you want to start: this cannot be taken as legal advice. This list was built on the experience of clients who successfully received the E-2 visa.