My husband and I moved to the US a month ago with an E-2 investor visa. The necessary LLC was founded in Arizona because our visa consultant is located there. He acted as a statutory agent for us while we lived in Europe (during the visa application process). Our actual location and our business is in Hawaii. Therefore we would like to "transfer" the location of the LLC to Honolulu. I know that it is not possible to "transfer" the LLC, I understand we have to terminate the LLC in Arizona and register a new one in Hawaii. Is this correct? My question: will the termination of our original LLC in Arizona create any problems for our E-2 visa? The new LLC in Hawaii will have the same company name and the type of business is also the same. Nothing will change except the business location.
Yes, this is possible and the E-2 rules do not contemplate that that the nature of your investment will never change.
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I agree with my colleagues, this should be possible. I suggest that you obtain counsel here in Honolulu to be sure you remain in compliance throughout the transition.