Can be extended an unlimited number of times
No need to have any relatives residing in the US
No queue for E-2 visa applicants
Spouse and unmarried children under 21 may receive a visa together with an investor
Spouse can get a work permit, children can attend public schools
No requirements to a level of education, work experience, age, language proficiency
Free preliminary background check of an applicant (1 day) and conclusion of the contract in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the copies of foreign passports for all family members that will be included in the application for an E-2 visa.
Result of this step: background check report + signed contract.
Preparation of a business plan, transfer of the investment sum, filing of a petition by an attorney.
Result of the stage: Approval from the USCIS is received.
As soon as the petition is approved, the applicant receives a visa at the consulate or a notification of a change of status if the petition has been submitted within the United States. The visa is valid for at least 2 years (depending on the country of the applicant). E-2 visa can be extended for an indefinite time.
Applicant’s actions: Passing a visa interview at the embassy and departure to the USA (if visa documents are submitted at a consulate in the applicant’s own country)
Investors who have invested in the development and management of business in the United States are eligible for applying for an E-2 visa. An important condition: an investor must have not less than 50% equity interest in a US company. Processing time for this type of visa is 2-4 months.
E-2 visas are not immigration visas. If E-2 visa holders wish to obtain permanent residence status in the United States, they need to switch to a different visa category – often this is EB-5 visa.
The E-2 visa to the United States is issued only to those entrepreneurs who invest at least $100,000 in business development. Although the law does not specify an amount of investment, but based on an analysis of business plans that got a positive decision, it can be concluded that such a limit exists.
$100,000 will be enough to confirm the materiality of the deposit. This size may vary for different types of business.
The E-2 visa to the United States is not an immigration program, but it can help you legally enter the United States, work in the country, invest funds and make a profit. Later holders of these visas may have the opportunity to receive a Green Card. To get all the possible privileges from this program, check the terms.