How much is a substantial investment

Asked about 1 year ago - Davenport, FL

I am thinking of applying for an E2 visa, would $60,000 be substantial enough?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . It may be depending on the type of business. However, we are generally conservative on this issue, and recommend an investment of $100,000.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Karen-Lee Pollak

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    Answered . It depends on the type of business. There is no set amount. The more you invest the greater the chance of success. We generally advise of $100k or close thereto

  3. Robert Louis Brown

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    Answered . It may be sufficient depending on the investment situation. Generally the more substantial the investment the better.

  4. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . I used to recommend $100,000 ... I now recommend $125,000 to $150,000 ..... depending on the business and keeping in mind that you need to own at-least 51%.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  5. Ksenia Alexandrovna Maiorova

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    Answered . That can be a sufficient investment, however there are other factors and criteria that you must be able to meet in order to get an E-2 visa. E-2 visas are highly complex and I would urge you to consult with, and hire, an immigration attorney. E visas have been increasingly more difficult to obtain due to more restrictive opinions/decisions of the AAO in recent years, so it is best to get a good lawyer on your side before proceeding.

    Answers provided by Ksenia Maiorova, Esq. on Avvo.com are of a general nature and do not constitute legal advice.

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