E-2 Visa: Treaty Investors

E-2 Visa Tips: A Consular Processing Odyssey

Recent client experience in Oslo reveals consular officer mindset One of our entrepreneur clients who filed an E-2 visa application at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway, based on a business he started in California, just reported back with excitement that he was granted the E-2 visa. He also offered some tips from the “front… Read more »


A Movement Towards Start-Up Immigration Reform

Immigration reform is so critically important to the start-up communities as the current visa options that exist for entrepreneurs to enter on nonimmigrant visas and move towards permanent resident green cards are extremely difficult to navigate at this point in time. A lot of this has to do with outdated visa options that have not… Read more »


Needed Immigration Reform for Start-Ups and their Founders

As the U.S. start-up visa options at this time are extremely limited and challenging to obtain, particularly in light of the way that start-ups (particularly in the tech industry) are operated, there is a true need for reform. The proposed options would be much more tailored to the manner in which current business models function… Read more »


What Visas are Available For Start-up Entrepreneurs and Investors?

What type of visa is available to me as an entrepreneur or start-up? This is a question that I deal with on a weekly if not a daily basis in my practice. In many instances individuals I speak with may already be in the U.S., on a visa such as an H-1B, F-1, OPT, or… Read more »


What is an L-1 visa? How do I know if I qualify?

The L-1 visa provides a great opportunity to live and work in the U.S. If you have been employed continuously for at least one out of the last three years by a foreign company or if you own a foreign company, which already is, or will be, related in ownership to a U.S. company (parent,… Read more »


E-2 Visa—How much do I need to invest?

Our E-2 visa immigration clients often as this question during the initial E-2 visa consultation. As the E-2 treaty investor visa is premised on an individual entering the U.S. or being transfered to the U.S. to operate or work with a business that was established via capital investment this is a valid and worthwhile question… Read more »


E-2 visa holders: Does it matter how much money I earn

In some ways it does. When applying for your E-2 visa the immigration service or consular officer abroad will consider whether the E visa business will be able to support you and other employees. More particularly there is a question of marginality of the E2 enterprise. This marginality refers to whether the E visa business… Read more »


E-2 Visa Capital Investment Issues

The E-2 visa is a great U.S. visa option for those from particular treaty countries. As an immigration lawyer who works with E-2 visas I can state that this visa option is often a great immigration opportunity for entrepreneurs. The E-2 visa compared to the EB-5 investor based green card generally requires a far smaller… Read more »