Requirements for an E-2 Visa

Jun 18

America has come into agreements with many countries regarding immigration and work possibilities. There are many ways that businesspeople can now enter and work in the United States because of these agreements. One such option is the E-2 which allows business owners entry and work in the country according to their investment that they will be taking control of during their stay in the United States. The visa should be renewed every two years, and can be renewed many times since there is not limit

To have an E-2 visa you have to pass certain requirements. First, you have to invest in a new or already existing enterprise in the United States. This means placing capital (including funds as well as other needed assets) against risks in order to gain profit. Regardless of whether you are establishing a new company or buying an already-existing one, the investment should be deemed substantial in order to qualify for E-2 visa. Another requirement is that the investment should be put in an authentic and legal enterprise which makes profits through services or goods. Idle investments are not acceptable, as well as investing in marginal enterprises which do not generate enough income that would provide for a minimal living or give a significant contribution to the economy.

Next, you should have enough funds that will be completely invested to the enterprise or business. You should be able to present and prove that your capital investment is completely devoted to your enterprise or business and subject to possible partial or total loss should the investment fail. This should be your own and should be enough in relation to the total cost on the investment. AmLaw Global further state that you should also be able to prove the legitimacy of your funds; it should come from legal sources and not through criminal means. Lastly, the aim of your coming to the United should be to develop and direct the growth of the enterprise or business you have invested in. you have to own at least 50 percent of the company or have operational control by having a managerial or other corporate positions.

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