An E-2 Visa could be an option for you if you want to work in the United States by starting or investing in a U.S. company. E visas are work visas that allow people to work in the United States in trade or investment. E visas can only be granted to countries where the foreign national’s country and the United States have signed a treaty.
E-2 visas are for business owners and investors in the United States. The E-2 is a temporary work visa in the United States that can be obtained for “substantial” investments in the country. To qualify for an E-2 visa, an investment must meet a number of conditions.
According to the Travel State website, these are the qualifications for a treaty investor (E-2) visa:
The initial stay of eligible treaty investors and employees will be limited to two years. Requests for extensions of stay in E-2 classification or transfers of status to E-2 classification may be given in two-year increments. An E-2 nonimmigrant can be given an unlimited number of extensions. When their status expires or is revoked, all E-2 nonimmigrants must retain an intention to leave the United States.
Getting the best lawyer is crucial to your E-2 visa application’s success. Xavier A. Mendez Law Firm handles cases throughout the United States: permanent residence, citizenship, migratory forgiveness, asylum, defense for persons detained by ICE, defense in immigration courts, TN visas, and investor’s E-2 visas. Schedule your consultation now so we can assist you.