E2 Visa Program
– Investors / Business visa
The E2 is the primary investor visa and there is currently no quota or annual cap, so E2 visas are unlimited in the number available.
√ An E2 visa basically allows you to buy entry into the USA without actually “immigrating.”
√ The E2 visa is typically issued for two or five year periods.
√ The E2 can be renewed indefinitely as long as the investor is running the business and it generates “more than enough revenue” to support the investor’s family.
√ The E2 visa also covers the investor’s spouse and children under age 21.
» Who typically uses the E2 Investor Visa?
– People who want to purchase a franchise or small business in the USA.
– People who want to retire in America.
– Real estate investors.
» E2 visa – Treaty Investors
– Owner or Developer of the new enterprise from a treaty country that has 50% or more ownership in a substantial US ‘employment creating’ investment.
– The Treaty Investor Visa permits citizens of certain Countries (see list below) to reside in the United States through an investment in the U.S.A. The investor must come to manage or oversee the investment.
– You can invest in virtually anything or trade in virtually anything. While some investments of less than $100,000 are approved, its safe to say that the investment capital and reserves should total at least $100,000 – $200,000 and the applicant must be prepared to demonstrate/project that the business will employ at least 3 – 4 persons.
– The E2 visa lasts as long as the holder maintains the investment.
– Investors must place their funds in the hands of a bank or closing agent who is instructed to release the funds to the seller of the property or business upon visa approval.
– Investors developing their own business must come to the US as business visitors to get the business started before applying for the Treaty Investor visa.
– E2 visas are considered nonimmigrant visas. However, once an investor is able to qualify and enter into the U.S. in this category, they are able to look for other opportunities and to apply for green cards and eventually citizenship.
– Countries that Maintain Treaties of Navigation and Commerce with the United States for E2 Visa Purposes
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Congo, Romania, Senegal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia.
≡ E2 visa holders may only work for themselves or the E visa enterprise.
≡ E2 visas may be extended as long as the E visa enterprise is operating.
≡ E2 visas are generally issued in five year increments.
≡ E2 visa dependent children loose their E visa status when they turn 21 years of age. At that time they need to find another status.
≡ E2 visa holders and dependents may study in the US.
≡ E2 visa holders do not have to live in the US any particular amount of time and may arrange their affairs so they are not subject to worldwide taxation.
(1) Services Related to E2 before and after obtaining E2
|#||Services Related to Company Registration|
|1.1.||Preparation and filing of documents for creating a corporation/LLC – (Filing Fee)|
|1.2.||Fee for entering the corporation into the registry by the office of the Secretary of State – (Secretary of State filing fee for Articles of Incorporation), including registration of the minimal share holdings of the corporation to the amount of $75,000.00. Please let us know before the registration whether you would like to register shares for a greater amount.|
|1.3.||Secretary of State filing fee for Initial List of Officers form.|
|1.4.||Corporate record book, which will contain all your corporate registration documents, share certificates of your company, and all the necessary forms for maintaining the compulsory corporate book keeping.|
|1.5.||Resident agent and address fee for 1 year.|
|1.6.||Total cost of registering a company with the share holding of 75,000.00 USD, a seal, and an additional copy of the registration certificate for opening a bank account|
|1.7.||Registration with the U.S. Inland Revenue Service (IRS). Receipt of a tax code (EIN) is necessary to open an account in an American bank.|
|1.8.||Opening a settlement account in the Bank (the price includes a $100 deposit, which you can use from the moment of opening the bank account).|
|1.9.||Opening a personal account in the Bank (the price includes a $100 deposit, which you can use from the moment of opening the bank account).|
|1.10.||Opening an investment account in a major US investment company. $799 for opening the account and $50000 as deposit. You can use this account as a regular settlement bank account. Telephone banking is possible.|
|1.11.||Preparation of the certified copy of the Secretary of State registration documents (Certified Copy) with the Secretary of State Apostil.|
|1.12.||Preparation of the notarized copy of the registration documents (Certified Copy) with Apostil.|
|1.13.||Preparation of the copy of registration documents certified by the Secretary of State (Certified Copy).|
(2) Additional Organizational Services
|#||Additional Organizational Services|
|2.1.||Opening a physical office for your company, selection of premises in a prestigious business-centre, and purchase or rent of office furniture and equipment. Selection of personnel (the price depends on the office area and its location).|
|2.2.||Annual filing of all the necessary accounts to IRS and state tax authorities in the state where your company is registered. (The price depends on the number of the company transactions and the time necessary to prepare all the documents).|
|3.1.||Business management and company management|
|3.2||Establishment and development of sales systems|
|3.3.||Preparing a business plan on business development in the USA|
|3.4.||Preparing a marketing strategy on business development in the USA|
|3.5.||Business immigration. Visa support.|
|3.6.||Preparation and carrying out advertising campaigns|
|3.7.||Accounting and auditing services|
|3.8.||Legal services (immigration, copyright, taxes etc)|
|3.9.||Personnel selection services.|
|4.0.||Preparation and participation in exhibitions and seminars|
|4.1.||Purchase of goods and services. Warehousing. Shipment of goods.|
|4.2.||Purchase of operating already existing companies. Their appraisal.|
|4.3.||Creating and Development of the company web-site and its promotion in the Internet|
|4.5.||Assistance in renting and purchase (construction) of housing|