E2 Visa Lawyer: 6 keys to E2 Investment Visa for Entrepreneurs

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Call 213-387-0099 to schedule your free E2 Investment Visa Consultation with Mr. Henry Haddad, Attorney with over 34 years of immigration and business law experience.


The E2 Investment Visa is designed for entrepreneurs interested in starting a business in the United States. If you have business experience in your home country, are interested in pursing an opportunity in the United States, and want to bring you family, then an E2 Visa may be right for you.

There are several things to consider with an E2 Investment Visa:

1. Does your home country have an E2 Treaty with the United States?

Before anything you must make sure that you country has an E2 Treaty with America. You can find a list by checking online by searching E2 treaty country on Google.

2. Substantial Investment

Although immigration does not specify the amount of investment required for an E2, they do say it has to be “substantial.” This will depend on your business plan and the type of business.

Your money must be at risk for an E2 to be passed. The best way to accomplish this is to have the money is escrow with the only contingency being you are granted the E2 Investment Visa status.

3. Majority Ownership in the business

You need to own the majority of the business you wish to start for the E2 Investment Visa to be valid. This typically means 51% of the business.

4. For most E2 Investment Visas (Under $500,000 investment), 75% of the money you invest must go directly into the establishing the business. This means that within your business plan, you designate specifically where the money is going and how it will be utilized.

The best way to move forward with an E2 is to begin consulting with an experienced attorney. Our office offers free consultation. Call us at 213-387-0099.


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