E-2 for Footwear / Fashion
|Industry:||Footwear / Fashion|
The client was very organized and could provide extensive documentation of the capital spent to develop prototypes as well as secure the patent of her shoetree design. This is critical for purposes of the E-2 visa, as the applicant’s financial commitment is key to the de government’s decision. Specifically, the Consular officer will evaluate the facts of the application in making a determination as to “substantial investment”. Clear financial recording and accounting will always help satisfy this requirement.
A very real challenge in this case was meeting the “marginality” requirement, given the unique and specific nature of the client’s product – shoetrees. This requires the applicant, amongst other matters, to demonstrate that business will survive in the long-run. With such a “niche” product market, it was important to emphasize the competitive advantages of the client’s product. Lastly, given the specific requirements of Consular filing in Frankfurt, it was necessary for our firm to produce an application that was within the 90-page limitation.Outcome
Successful E-2 application and interview at the Frankfurt Consulate.