Invest As An E-2 Treaty Investor
An alternative to a traditional employment-based visa is the E-2 treaty investor status The eligibility of a potential E-2 treaty investor depends on their nationality as well as the investments they make in a bona fide capital-funded enterprise in the United States. They must be nationals of countries classified as treaty countries. Treaty countries are nations for which one of the following is true:
- The U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation with them.
- They maintain qualifying international agreements.
- They have been deemed qualifying countries by legislation.
Note: The U.S. may ask for documentation about how an E-2 investor obtained treaty country nationality. If that status was obtained through financial means, they must have been a resident of the treaty country for at least three continuous years before applying for an E-2 visa.
Do you hope to apply for legal status to work in the U.S. as an E-2 investor? Turn to ERM Immigration in Seattle for guidance and assistance as you prepare to make your case for E-2 investor status.
Let Our Immigration Lawyers Help You Prove Your Eligibility For An E-2 Investor Visa
If you are a legitimate candidate for an E-2 investor visa, you must show that you are entering the U.S. solely to develop and direct an investment enterprise.
- You should be at least a 50% owner or be a high-level manager with the company.
- The investment must truly be at risk for several reasons.
- The investment enterprise that you initiate or join must be a real, active and operating commercial or entrepreneurial produces services or goods for profit.
You must invest a substantial amount of capital in the business, which should be a bona fide investment enterprise in the U.S.
How Immigration Lawyers Can Help
Our jobs at ERM Immigration often consist of documenting E-2 petitions with regard to the identity and economic development ventures that E-2 investor clients bring to the table. We are here to assist with your immigration needs, including sponsoring employees and bringing your family if applicable.
To schedule a consultation about the E-2 investor visa or any other U.S. immigration law goals, call us at 206-745-9241 or send an email inquiry. We are ready to make your case a priority at our Seattle-based immigration law firm.