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Are you looking for E2 Visa for USA #e2visausa This video series covers everything you need to know to get investor visa to the US. I go through every step of the process and highlight important details you need to know to get EB5 or E2 visa and become US investor or Greencard holder.
Now the E2 visa route is a great option for some, but not everyone. And your position at the end of the process isn’t secure in a way it would be if you applied under EB5, and do check out my separate video on how to apply for an EB5 visa. Under the E2 route you secure residence only rather than a conditional green card. so it doesn’t provide any direct route to a green card when you apply for an E2 visa. However, people have been in the US for 20 years or more on E2 visas. It’s simply renewable every five years. Now the example I’m going to give is based on the experience of a client of mine who applied successfully for an E2 visa for his business and several employees and are now over in the US following the E2 visa process. The level of the investment was relatively modest.
E2 in 9 steps:
1. Stage one would be incorporating your company in the US.
2. Stage two would be setting up a bank account in the US.
3. Stage three would be securing a lease.
4. You would then, at stage Transfer the funds into your business account.
5. Stage five would be securing any regulatory approvals you need, for example, a certificate of authority to conduct business in New York State.
6. Stage six would be entering into contracts with clients in the name of the US entity. And all of this is because there is a requirement that it be a real and operating commercial entity. Your business must be more than a marginal enterprise.
7. Stage seven is that you apply and get a date for interview. A nominated person for your company goes on the application form.
8. Stage eight is the application is granted.
9. Stage nine is you apply as an E2 treaty investor.
Now what this route gets you is temporary residence for five years, and as I say, renewable for five-year terms thereafter. So to use my client’s experience where he made a recent application which was granted, that was based on a successful recruitment company based outside of the UK. He had already set up the business in the US, incorporated, set up a bank account, secured a least, transferred funds to the bank account, he’d secured regulatory approvals for the business, and he’d entered into contracts with clients. So when he applied this was a real and operating commercial entity and it was more than a marginal enterprise. Now one of the downsides of the E2 route as opposed to the EB5 route, and as I say, check out my separate video on that, that’s the totally passive one where you can invest 500,000. It’s that you need to effectively invest first so you can try to put your money in escrow and then make your application. But many applications for E2 investors, which take that approach, ultimately fail.
I work with an external US Attorney and do not advise personally (nor am I qualified to advise personally) on US immigration law. The briefing in this video provides a brief overview only and is not a substitute for legal or tax advice on E2 visa for business. Expert, tailored legal, commercial, immigration and tax advice should be taken which takes into account your particular circumstances. Please contact me for a consultation with me and my US Attorney if you wish to be advised.
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