US E2 Treaty Investor Visas
US E2 visas are designed to facilitate investment between America and the countries in question and allow qualifying candidates to obtain a visa for USA based upon a businessperson's investments made into US businesses. Every month we help thousands of our clients to make a new life for themselves in America. Thanks to our specially trained team of immigration experts, our clients get only the very best help and support when it comes to relocation.
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What are the Benefits?
The major benefit of E2 US visas is that, so long as the requirements continue to be met, a person may continue living and working in the US on an indefinite basis. In America, visas of this kind may be extended by two years at a time so long as the applicant still satisfies the original criteria. However, it is worth noting that, as with a non-immigrant US visa such as the H1-B visa and L1 visa, which function in a similar manner to a UK work permit, Adjustment of Status may be an option.
Since applying for a US Permanent Resident Card can be a lengthy process, it is a common practice to immigrate to the USA on a temporary US visa for a limited duration, whilst simultaneously beginning US Green Card application proceedings.
Will My Case Be Accepted?
E-2 holders must enter "solely to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise" in a supervisory, executive, or specialized knowledge capacity in which he or she has made an active and substantial investment in a real operating enterprise in the USA. Further, the investment must not be marginal (e.g. the business employs US workers, the investor has other sources of income, and the investment does not solely support the investor and his/her family members).
The investment funds and assets must also be placed directly at risk and the investor must prove the requisite intent to return to his/her home country. Once more, no specific parameters are in place but the greater the investment, the more likely an E2 visa application is to succeed.
The investment must be made in a current and active business and a large portion of the investment must have been made before the application was submitted. With a branch office located in the US, IXP Visas are happy to assess any potential business investment for its suitability based on E2 requirements and we invite you to contact us at anytime.
Another requirement of the E-1 visa is that the investor must be a national of a treaty country and a requisite treaty must exist between the US and the foreign country of the foreign national. Please see the US Department of State website to see if a treaty exists in your home country under the E-2 visa category.
Children and Partners
In America, immigration through E visas may be regarded as a possible route to permanent residency in the US, or otherwise, US residency for a period of some years. As a result, the spouse and or dependents of successful applicants are permitted to migrate to the USA along with the principle applicant. Whilst derivative E visas do not in themselves provide the right to work in America, an applicant's spouse may apply separately for an EAD card for Employment Authorisation. Whilst dependent children under the age of 21 will be permitted to enter the country, they will not be allowed to work under this US immigration service.
Access All Areas
For the enterprising entrepreneur, access is everything. We, at IXP, help thousands of businesspeople each and every month to get where they need to go. Our team of immigration experts can help you to understand what visa type is best for your and your needs. Here, a client explains how we helped him get the business visa that he needed:
“I was chosen, from my UK office, to head up a new team in the States. My boss put me in touch with IXP who had sorted all of his US business visas before, so I knew that I was in good hands right from the word ‘go’. I explained my situation and what I wanted to my advisor, who calmly talked me through the pros and cons of each visa. If I had any questions, she would go through all of the answers with me, so I could understand my commitments more fully. The process was made so much simpler by IXP and their help meant that I was able to get my case approved first time round. Now that I have the access to the States that I needed, I’m able to lead a new team who are helping to grow our business.”