Businesses and entrepreneurs will sometimes wish to relocate or invest in a business within the United States. Investment visas, also called E-2 visas, are a great way for an individual to enter into the U.S. to work. To be eligible for an investor visas, you have to show proof of an investment into the local U.S. economy. At least $50,000 dollars must be put into the economy and you must show proof of your business providing at least ten new jobs for American citizens.
Only individuals whose home country maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation within the United States will be able to obtain an E-2 visa. The applicant must also show proof of completion of the I-129 form, which proves that the applicant is a non-immigrant and has invested substantially into the U.S.
A qualifier must also show proof that they are at least 50% owner of the enterprise and hold a form of management. If the applicant is qualified for an E-2 visa, the person and all employees involved will be able to stay for exactly two years within the United States. You may be able to seek extensions but they must leave at some point. If you are looking to stay permanently, it may be to your advantage to inquire about permanent residence visas or green cards.
When you are looking to obtain a visa for any particular reason, sometimes the questions and concerns arising from the laws that govern immigration can be hard to answer. That is why it is important that you contact an immigration attorney at Pozo Goldstein, LLP should any concerns arise. We have over 90 years of experience in the immigration and deportation defense laws and provide our clients with high quality legal assistance. Contact us today!