My answer to What is the average fee for an immigration lawyer to help with an E2 visa?
Answer by Raad Ahmed:
Am I eligible for an E-2?
Just to start, an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is for international entrepreneurs. This non-immigrant visa allows a non-U.S. citizen who controls a substantial investment to work inside the country. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires an E-2 visa applicant to submit extensive documentation to prove their investment.
Currently, there is currently no quota or annual cap, so E-2 visas are unlimited in the number available. To be eligible for an E-2 Investor visa, the applicant must:
- Be from a treaty investor country that has reciprocity with the U.S. Check out the list.
- You must have invested, or are you in the process of investing, at least 50% of a substantial amount of capital in a bona fide U.S. enterprise. Startups are required to demonstrate an investment that will support starting and operating the business, so the USCIS uses a sliding scale appropriate to the business and its needs to determine the sufficiency of capitalization.
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