For the E-2 investor visa, can an investor be the source of funds and get 50% of the business?

Asked over 1 year ago - Santa Barbara, CA

I would like to know if immigration would see a problem if an investor would lend me 50% of the capital and invest its own 50% in a new or existing business so I could apply for the E-2 visa. Thank you

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  1. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . A loan does not qualify you for an E-2 investor visa.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  2. Christian Schmidt

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . A loan will not be enough unless you secure it with your personal assets. He would have to give up control of the funds, e.g. gift them to you in order to qualify for an investment.

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