If you want to invest with a United States business from outside of the country, an E-2 visa will be required. This type of visa establishes a nonimmigrant status that allows individuals to remain in the United States for up to five years. In this blog post, our immigration law team at Nomos Law Group LLC (Nomos Law Group) discusses what an E-2 visa is and the requirements for obtaining one.
Contact an experienced immigration lawyer at Nomos Law Group if you need assistance with your E-2 visa application or any other immigration court matter. We represent clients across the United States and Canada, and we're also multilingual. Call us at (833) 617-8654 if you have any questions. We provide free consultations and services tailored to our clients' needs.
If you are a citizen of a treaty country and wish to invest in a United States company, you will need an E-2 visa. A treaty country has a commercial treaty or another qualifying agreement with the United States. To determine if your country qualifies as a treaty country, ask an immigration lawyer or reference the U.S. Department of State list.
An E-2 visa is a nonimmigrant classification that allows investors, employees, and their families to live and work within the United States. It is a temporary residency classification typically lasting three months to five years. However, extensions are available, if necessary, with no limit on the number you can be granted. The maximum initial stay is two years, with unlimited extensions in two-year increments available. You must maintain the intention to depart once your status expires/terminates.
A treaty investor must satisfy specific requirements to be eligible for an E-2 visa. The investor must:
This article mainly refers to individual investors, but the investor may also be a business organization.
Yes, employees wishing to join the investor in the United States must meet their own list of requirements. An employee must:
If you’re not sure whether your employee meets these requirements, contact one of our E-2 visa lawyers at Nomos Law Group to help you with the immigration process and guide you through the specifics of these requirements.
Yes, the family of an investor or employee may join them in the United States if they also have E-2 visas. To qualify for this temporary family-based immigration, family members must be spouses or unmarried children under the age of 21.
If you would like to bring your spouse and other family members with you, they can apply for additional authorization to work while you’re in the United States. Your spouse can work anywhere and doesn’t have to be with the same business that received the investment.
If you are an investor or employee already residing in the United States with another type of visa, you can request an adjustment of status to an E-2 by filing Form I-129. Need help? Contact one of our immigration lawyers at Nomos Law Group.
If you have any questions or need guidance in obtaining an E-2 visa and are searching online for an “immigration lawyer near me,” contact one of our immigration lawyers at Nomos Law Group. We speak English, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, and French, and our team works with dedication and commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality services throughout the immigration process. We are a law firm that focuses on immigration law, with commitment, dedication, compassion, and responsibility.
You can trust the experienced attorneys at the Nomos Law Group with your E-2 visa needs and any other matters related to immigration law. We provide reliable immigration results for clients across the United States and Canada. Call us today for your FREE consultation at (833) 617-8654.
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