I am a single parent that lives in Trinidad with my (minors) children who are US citizens. I applied for a Tourist Visa 5 years ago but was told that I was not eligible for a Tourist Visa. Since then I have opened 2 businesses and is doing well. I want to take my businesses to the USA because of the crimes in Trinidad I was robbed 3 times already. I don’t know what will happen the next time… I don’t want to close my businesses because of this. I have to make a proper foundation for my kids’ future.
What I the procedure to do this and the cost? And is there a time frame? Or is this possible at all?
Trinidad and Tobago is an E-2 country. As such, you may qualify to apply for the E-2 treaty investor visa. This requires a substantial investment (depending on the type of business you plan to set up in teh U.S.) for the purpose of directing a business that is expected to yield more than a marginal return on invetsment. This requires a good business plan and there are companies providing such service. Please make sure to consult with an immigration lawyer who is familiar with E-2 visa applications.
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You should talk to an immigration attorney to see whether you may qualify for a treaty investor (E-2) visa.
The other attorneys are correct .... meet with an immigration attorney and discuss E-2 options.
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