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The E-2 Visa

A visa option for investors

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What is the E-2 Visa?

The E-2 visa allows nationals of certain treaty countries to invest in a U.S. business and work for that business. The investor must have at least 50% ownership of the business. In some cases, even a startup founder can provide the seed money to start their company and qualify for the E-2.

No minimum investment

The amount of the investment varies depending on the business. The capital investment should be proportional to the business.

Unlimited Renewals

Qualified investors for the E-2 may apply for unlimited extensions. The initial period of stay depends on your nationality. The period of stay ranges from a few months up to five years, with an option to renew the E-2 in two-year increments.

Premium Processing

Do you need to transfer an employee to the U.S. quickly? The E-2 is eligible for premium processing. Premium processing guarantees a decision on the E-2 petition in 15 days.

Does my country qualify for the E-2?

The E-2 visa allows nationals of certain treaty countries to invest in a U.S. business and work for that business.

Treaty countries

Working with Legalpad

We simplify the E-2 work visa process so you know exactly what to expect every step of the way.

Step 1

Screen

We hop on a short call to make sure you qualify for the E-2.

Step 2

Onboard

We hop on a call to get details about your investment and company.

Step 3

Review

Review evidence for the E-2 petition with your immigration team.

Step 4

Share

We share all letters with you and others to sign.

Step 5

Sign

Have your employer sign the final version of your E-2 application.

“Legalpad has an extremely different process than law firms. I have friends working with different firms who receive no communication and lack of support from their legal teams. I’ve referred one of my friends to work with Legalpad, as I know they will help remove any worry about your immigration status in the United States.”

Nikin Tharan, Medsix

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