While there are many ways to live and work in the United States, the E-2 treaty investor visa represents a way that you can build your own business. The application for an E-2 visa is not overly complicated. However, there are a number of requirements to keep in mind.
In order to qualify for an E-2 visa, a treaty investor must:
An investment is the treaty investor’s placement of capital, including funds or other assets, at risk in the commercial sense with the objective of making a profit. The funds or assets must be subject to partial or total loss if the investment fails. The treaty investor must show that the funds have been not obtained, directly or indirectly, from criminal activity.
A substantial amount of capital is:
A bona fide enterprise refers to a real, active, and operating commercial or entrepreneurial undertaking which produces goods or services for profit. It must meet applicable legal requirements for doing business in its jurisdiction.
If you are interested in becoming an E-2 treaty investor, you should consult with an experienced and trusted immigration attorney. At Serving Immigrants, Inc., we have the experience and the knowledge to guide you through the application process. Contact us online or call us at (305) 907-6151 to schedule a strategy session.