An E2 Investor’s Visa is also referred to as a Treaty Investors Visa because the visa is the result of a treaty between the applicant’s home country and the United States.
The purpose of the E2 Investors Visa is to promote economic and business growth in the United States. Therefore, if you are applying for an E2 Visa, you must prove certain aspects in order to prove that your entry to the United States and your business will promote the growth of the U.S. Economy.
In order to prove that you and your business will benefit the U.S. Economy, you must submit evidence of several requirements, including but not limited to:
- Citizen of an E2 Treaty Country: In order to be eligible for an E2 visa, you must be a Citizen of a Country who has an E2 Treaty with the United States. Click here for a list of Treaty Countries.
- A Bona Fide Enterprise: In order to prove that your business will promote the U.S. Economy, you must first prove that you have an actual business.
- Proof that the investment in the business is substantial: The amount required will vary depending on the type of business you have, but it is generally understood that the more you invest, the better. Deciding to take on creating a business is nothing to take lightly. Although Boyer Law Firm has obtained visas for clients in the past with relatively low investments, we have also noticed a trend of stricter requirements and the benefits of a greater investment.
- Proof that the investment in the business in non-marginal: According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), “a marginal enterprise is one that does not have the present or future capacity to generate more than enough income to provide a minimal living for the treaty investor and his or her family. Depending on the facts, a new enterprise might not be considered marginal even if it lacks the current capacity to generate such income. In such cases, however, the enterprise should have the capacity to generate such income within five years from the date that the treaty investor’s E-2 classification begins.”
If you meet these requirement and are interested in applying for an E2 Investors Visa, then contact Boyer Law Firm’s Immigration Attorneys today.