Business Performance Consultants are able to put you as an immigrant in touch with a business in the United States which is ready to buy and are able to make these connections in most states. No matter which state you want to immigrate to, we can help you and that includes providing a referral to attorneys specializing in the services required to process your E-2 or E-5 Visa application for the United States of America.
The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa has a classification of non-immigrant E-2 and is designed for anyone who is a national of a foreign country that meets the qualifications. This person must have a qualifying treat of navigation, commerce, friendship or something similar within the United States. If you are a national, either an individual or a company, of one of the countries that has a treaty with the USA, you can get a visa that allows you to work in the United States with the intention of directing and developing your investment with the country.
This E-2 visa is specifically designed for individuals who are entering the United States with the intention of making a substantial investment in the form of capital or who have already invested funds in an entity. In case of the second option, they must be coming to the United States in order to develop and direct the business operations of this entity that they have previously invested funds in. E-2 admissions do not have any numerical limitations and there are two ways to qualify. You can do so in the form of the principal investor or the other option is to be an employee of a company of the same nationality that is investing.
If you have any personal questions about the process, contact us.
If you enter with the E-2 treaty investor visa you as a foreign entrepreneur will be carrying out trade and investment activities that can include purchasing a new business. Your investment must be significantly proportional with the total investment which in most cases means the amount needed to create a new business or at least half the enterprise’s total value.
If you are an alien from a treaty country who has a made one of these substantial investments you may qualify. Although there is no minimum investment amount it is less likely that you will qualify with a lower investment. Because of this it is important to have a level of investment that justifies your presence as a treaty national within the USA. Because the investment needs to occur with an operating business you cannot qualify by having a speculative investment on undeveloped land but probably could with a real estate development investment. You also must make a large amount of the investment before you apply for the E-2 visa.
The following list of countries has treaties which allow nationals who qualify to apply for status as a Treaty Trader:
Yugoslavia, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Turkey, Tunisia, Trinidad & Tobago, Togo, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Spain, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Singapore, Senegal, Romania, Poland, Philippines, Paraguay, Panama, Pakistan, Oman, Norway, the Netherlands, Morocco, Mongolia, Moldova, Mexico, Macedonia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liberia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Ireland, Iran, Honduras, Grenada, Germany, Georgia, France, Finland, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Croatia, Costa Rica, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Colombia, China (Taiwan), Chile, Canada, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Austria, Australia, Armenia, Argentina and Albania.