What Is an E2 Visa?
An E2 visa is a Treaty Investor visa for people living in countries that currently have treaties of commerce and navigation with the U.S. In order to obtain this visa, you must be coming to the United States to do the following:
• Invest in the US through starting a business or buying an existing business
• The investment will benefit the US economy, such as by creating jobs and stimulating the local economy..
Do I Qualify?
The first requirement is that you invest money in a legitimate business venture. A legitimate business is one that is open for operation and provides the public with goods or services.
The second is that you are a citizen or a national of a treaty country.
The third is that your investment in the enterprise is substantial. While the law does not specify a minimum amount of investment, in general, the investment should be around $100,000. A little less may be okay based on the nature of the business. Similarly, it may not be enough if the business calls for much larger sum of investment.
Fourth, your money must be at risk. You must not be able to leave the investment without being significantly hurt.
Fifth, the business must offer real goods or services to the public.
Sixth, the investment must benefit more than just the holder of the E2 visa and his or her immediate family. For example, it needs to also benefit the local economy or even the U.S..
Seventh, the E-2 visa holder must have an active role in the enterprise.
If you have questions about obtaining an E2 visa, an immigration attorney Scottsdale can help you. At this time, coming to the United States can be difficult, but an immigration attorney Scottsdale AZ knows all the rules that you must follow to make this process as easy for you as possible. It’s true that the immigration process isn’t going to be easy even if you have an immigration lawyer Scottsdale, but an attorney will do everything to help you qualify.
Our JCL immigration attorneys are ready to work hard for you. Contact us today.