Someone who wishes to work in the United States must first apply for a United States work visa. This allows the foreign national to legally work in the United States, usually for a temporary period of time. There is a large number of different types of United States work visas available to foreign nationals from many different countries, and one of those visas is the E2 Investor visa.
The E2 Investor visa is a special kind of nonimmigrant visa available to foreign nationals who have the capital to invest in or buy a United States business. They must be able to invest a “substantial” amount of money when they do so. There are a number of requirements that apply to this investment.
About investing with an E2 investor visa for the United States
When you invest in the United States on an E2 investor visa, the investment must meet certain specifications. These specifications include that the amount is “substantial”. While there is not a minimum requirement, generally the investment is over $100,000. However, this is not always the case.
In addition, the investment needs to be in an active business, so it cannot be something as simple as investing in a home. In addition, the investment you make needs to generate enough income to support more than just yourself and your family, while at least half of the business you invest in must be owned by a foreign national.
Investor visas such as the E2 investor visa are not easy visas to obtain. However, with the right information and assistance in preparing your case for the E2 investor visa, you can set yourself up for the best chance of success. Please contact our immigration law firm for assistance, we can help you.
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