Applying for a E-2 Visa in Miami, FL
The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. To learn more about how the E-2 visa can benefit your employees or company today, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of immigration attorneys in Miami today.
An E-2 visa is available to investors (defined as a person, partnership, or corporate entity) from “treaty countries” (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation). The investor must meet the following general requirements to be eligible:
- Have citizenship in one of the treaty countries.
- Be coming to the U.S. with the sole aim of directing the enterprise, which can be shown through no less than 50% ownership of the enterprise. Possession of operational control is also a valid means of proof
- The enterprise has to be either commercial or entrepreneurial and already actively operating. It must have a significant economic impact in the U.S.
- While some investments of less than $100,000 are approved, it’s safe to say that the investment capital and reserves should total no less than $90,000 – $100,000.
Family of investors (spouses and unmarried children under 21) may follow the investor and seek E-2 non-immigrant classification, and will generally be granted the same period of stay.
To file for the E-2 visa, investors in the U.S. lawfully should file a Form I-129 to request a change to E-2 classification. If you are not in the U.S., you must contact an immigration lawyer to begin the application process.
To kick-start your E-2 visa application, contact our Miami immigration lawyers today.