The US government provides an unlimited
number of non-immigrant investor visas (E-2
visas) to individuals wishing to live and work in the
United States by investing in U.S. businesses. The applicant
must be a citizen of a country possessing an investor
treaty (pdf) with the U.S. To learn about immigrant
visas for investors, click here.
Immigration Law Offices in Miami offers special services
to those interested in investing in a new or existing US business.
Our experienced attorneys and paralegals will evaluate your
specific case to make sure you qualify for an investor visa,
help you complete the appropriate application forms, give
you a checklist of your required documents, and ensure that
your application is complete and error-free.
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charge, we can file your articles of incorporation or partnership
application with the State of Florida.
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1/2 hour consultation on your case. Your information
will be kept secure and confidential.
Length of Visa: not more
than two years at a time
Application Processing Time:
*For faster visa processing, we recommend Premium Processing,
which speeds up processing time to 15 days or less.
In order to qualify for an E2 investor
visa you must demonstrate that you:
(1) will develop and direct the investment enterprise.
This can be shown by proof that you own at least 50% of
the U.S. company or are a "key employee" of the
company, i.e. an indispensible executive or manager.
(2) will make a "substantial cash investment"
(normally at least $100,000 for most countries) in the U.S.-based
business. Investment capital must be your unsecured personal
business capital or capital secured by business assets.
(3) are investing in a U.S.-based company that is
actively engaged in trade and profitable enough to warrant
the hiring of American workers
(4) intend to leave the U.S. upon termination of
your business there
of E-2 visa holders are also eligible for E-2 visas. They
may stay and work in the U.S.
more than two years at a time; no specified limit.
To be eligible for an E-2 visa extension, the investor must
- that (s)he has at all times maintained the terms and
conditions of the E visa
- was physically present at the time of filing the application
for extension of stay, and
- has not abandoned their extension request.
Do you have a question about investor
visas? Let our experienced attorneys
and paralegals answer your questions. Your first consultation
A certain number of countries possess an agreement with
the United States to allow reciprocal investment. The
current list includes these countries (Adobe Acrobat pdf file).
The spouse or child under the age of 21 of the holder
of an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, who is accompanying
them to the US