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The American Dream Adventure : The E2 Visa Investor’s Move to the USA & Business Choices

The American Dream Adventure : The E2 Visa Investor’s Move to the USA & Business Choices

Foreign entrepreneurs who seek to build a new life in the United States all have this trait in common: a thirst for the ultimate adventure of all adventures, the dream to build a new business in a new world. Theirs is a burning desire to not only cross a nation’s borders, but also to push one’s personal boundaries with business ownership as vehicle to building a new life in a new country. And what better country to build an enterprise than the seductive United States of America? Forever pragmatic in its commerce and industry the USA has entered in a reciprocity treaty with 80 other countries permitting entrepreneurial investors to reside and create a business in America. The vehicle to this exchange is called the non-immigrant E2 treaty investor visa which is vetted by consular officers either in the United States or at an embassy in the investor’s country of origin. The E2 visa is often an overlooked way to reside and work in the US but has recently become increasingly attractive as a result of the current administration’s anti-immigration policies. Foreign nationals who bring foreign investment capital to the US while creating jobs for US workers through an enterprise can be granted the right to reside in the US with their spouse and children. The spouse of an E2 visa holder is not required to work in the business and is allowed to apply for a work permit and seek work with other companies. This article gives an overview of the E2 visa requirements and recommends strategies to succeed both in visa approval and in business. We discuss the monetary and non-monetary requirements to be granted an E2 investor visa in the US. In disclosure, I am not an attorney and this article doesn’t provide any legal advice. I...
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