Updated Time 17 Apr, 2020, 15:03 (UTC+08:00)
Unlike other US immigration programs, the E2 Visa program is a nonimmigrant Visa program. With Visa E2, you can come to the United States, open a business or buy an existing business, and run it.
In order to own a E2 Visa, investors must participate in citizenship programs to own a passport and legally become a citizen of the treaty countries.
As a startup business owner, you need to follow these steps to own an E2 visa:
An immigration lawyer may look into your case to determine the best option to take. Thereby, you can get the easy way to apply for an E2 Visa to get the shortest visa processing time.
The investor may choose to establish his or her E2 business as a limited liability company or other type of business.
The E2 program requires the investor to manage the business. Therefore, investors must own at least 50% of businesses and run business development to meet this requirement.
After establishing the company, the next step is to open a bank account for the E2 company. The investor will need a business bank account to operate the E2 company. Bank records are also one of the important evidence supporting the investor's E2 visa application.
After setting up a business bank account, the next step is to transfer your investment funds to the business bank account.
To qualify for an E2 visa, the investor must invest and prove that a substantial investment has been made by actually depositing the investment into a business account. Although there is no minimum regulation, investors should aim to invest at least US$ 100,000.
Investors should start paying business operating costs such as inventory, equipment, supplies, marketing and any other business expenses.
One of the requirements for obtaining an E2 visa is that the investment funds are at risk and are committed to the E2 business. To meet this requirement, investors must really use the premise of investment.
Only depositing money into a business bank account is not enough, investors must actually pay the money. If money is held in a business bank account at the time of filing form, the E2 petition may be rejected because the investment is not fully at risk.
Most entrepreneurs find it very uncomfortable to spend money on an E2 business before the E2 visa is approved. The reason is that if Visa E2 is not approved and the investor has to be stuck with equipment, inventory and furniture they cannot use.
While this is a general mentality, this is the key for the E2 visa process to proceed. The US government needs to ensure that investors are committed to the success of the E2 business to proceed with the E2 visa.
The immigration officer will review the case of investors to see if your investment funds are really at risk. From there, decide whether or not to continue the steps in the E2 visa application process.
Once an E2 business has been established and its investment funds have been used, the investor can now file an E2 request. There are 2 options to consider:
A. Change status via USCIS:
B. Visa Processing at US Consulate:
Customers interested in immigration programs and citizenship programs, please contact GIS for comprehensive advice. GIS is committed to bringing customers the most suitable settlement program for investors and their families.
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