Experienced E-2 Visa Attorneys In Miami
The E-2 Visa Attorneys at Jurado & Farshchian are proud to meet the variety of legal needs of every single one of our clients.
What is the E-2 Visa?The E-2 Visa is available only for foreign individuals who wish to invest a substantial amount of capital in a business in the United States; commonly known as “Treaty Investors”. In fact, individuals who obtain an E-2 Visa are authorized, in the business in which they invested, to live and work in the United States for a period of two years. Additionally, the E-2 Visa can be renewed indefinitely as long as the investor upholds his or her eligibility.
When it comes to applying for the E-2 Visa, our Miami E-2 Visa Attorneys are the best partners you can find. As a matter of fact, we assist hundreds of applicants, from a variety of countries, every year in obtaining the E-2 Visa.
What Requirements Do I Need to Meet to Obtain an E-2 Visa?There are a number of requirements that needed to obtain an E-2 Visa. To start, you must be a national of a country with which the United States upholds a treaty of commerce and navigation; better known as “Treaty Countries.”
If you are a national of a qualifying country, then the next step in your application is making an investment into a U.S. business that is “substantial” and “at risk”. While there is no specific dollar amount linked to the term “substantial”, the amount of capital invested must be sufficient for the business to operate successfully. However, the “at risk” requirement means that the investment must be irrevocably committed to the success of the business.
Furthermore, the general requirement of the E-2 Visa is that the investor sole purpose to the United States is to develop and direct the business while being actively involved in the overall operations. Nevertheless, you are not the principal investor, therefore, you must be employed as an executive, supervisory, or highly specialized capacity.
What Makes an Investment Substantial?One of the most important requirements of the E-2 Visa is contributing a “substantial investment.” As mentioned above, there is no rule setting forth a specific dollar amount as “substantial.” The amount of capital that an applicant must invest is different for every business, and there is some homework to be done in order to determine how much money is required. This is why the guidance of experienced E-2 Visa Attorneys is essential.
If you need guidance on what constitutes a substantial investment into a business in the United States to satisfy the E-2 Visa investment requirement, Jurado & Farshchian is here for you. You can schedule an initial consultation with one of our Miami E-2 Visa Attorneys today.
What Types of Investments Qualify for the E-2 Visa?As stated above, every E-2 Visa applicant must demonstrate that the invested funds are “at financial risk” to qualify. Funds that may give rise to a qualifying E-2 Visa investment include:
- Unsecured loans
- Cash reserves in a business account, provided the funds are irrevocably committed to the business;
- The value of purchased property and equipment for the business; and
- Loans secured by the investor’s personal assets, such as a mortgage on real property.