Asked over 2 years ago - New York, NYFlag
I was approved for a change of status from an H1B to E2 status last year. I am now waiting outside the US waiting for the foreign (caribbean) consulate to approve the visa. Its been over a week, but the consular officer said that if he got what he needed he could issue the visa the next day (a week ago). The fees for E2's increased to almost $400 a few months ago. I know they do rigorous biometric, fingerprinting, criminal, background, terrorism, checks for green cards. The $400 fee and the length of stay of E visa holders, compared to just 6 yrs for an H1B, makes me wonder if there is some process/checks back in the US that the consular officer in the caribbean has to wait for.
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