What is an E-2 Visa?

Our firm offers experienced non-immigrant immigration lawyers and immigrant Visa immigration lawyers in and Berlin who are backed by US E-2 and US business lawyers across the United States. We are uniquely positioned to assist German E-2 Visa applicants and other nationals resident in Germany.

E2 Visa FAQs for Germany residents and nationals

Through Bridgehouse Law Davies & Associates have non-immigrant Visa lawyers in Cologne, Bonn and Berlin who are able to provide guidance. Our team in Germany are backed-up by our team of E2 Visa lawyers in the United States.
It is not possible to obtain an E2 Visa from within the United States. It is very straightforward to change status from another non-immigrant Visa status to E-2 Visa status from within the United States. Our E-2 Visa lawyers in New York, Charlotte, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco are able to assist.
There are several costs and fees associated with
The approval rates on E2 Visas are extremely high and typically over 80% each year.
The E2 Visa has been around may decades with the first E2 treaty coming into existence in the 1800s through the treaty of Ghent. There is nothing to suggest that the E2 investor Visa is “at risk”.
As long at the employee meets the US government requirements it is not difficult to obtain and E2 employee Visa. The US government may however expect these employees to eventually be replaced by local employees in the United States, this is where an experienced E2 Visa lawyer can assist.
An E2 Visa is the perfect Visa for an entrepreneur from a an E2 Visa country.
Yes and No. What really counts is “control”. While this is typically demonstrated through ownership of 50% of a business our business Visa lawyers do use other techniques to document “control” of an E2 business.
The US E2 Visa is statically one of the easiest Visas to obtain.
The lowest investment one of our firm’s has used for E2 purposes is about USD 60,000. It is however important to remember that “investment” does not have to mean cash and other value such as inventory and IP can be included.

There are two investment risks with an E2 Visa, avoidable and unavoidable.

Avoidable or Unavoidable Risk Solution
Avoidable Risk that you invest in a US business but your Visa is refused Use of an escrow account conditioned on E2 Visa approval enables the refund of your
Unavoidable Risk of business failure. This is no different to owning any business, anywhere. None. There is a risk that every business will fail.
Yes, franchises can qualify for the E2 Visa. You will need a franchise lawyer to review the franchise and ensure that
An uber business employer one driver is extremely unlikely to qualify for an E-2 Visa. However, the owner of a business that employed multiple uber drivers and invested “substantial” capital in vehicles might possibly qualify.
There are several ways to enable a business partner to join you on an E-2 Visa.
Yes.
Total Visa costs (including immigration lawyer, corporate fees, Visa application fees, State incorporation fees….) are typically range from USD 15,000 to USD 30,000 depending on the business involved plus the cost of the business you will set-up or acquire in the United States.

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Eranjan Venura Parua
Eranjan Venura Parua
2 months ago

"After finding D&A through an internet search in 2020, my wife and I had several free consultations with David Cantor. Despite our initial attempt at filing for our E2 visa independently ending in failure, we decided to hire D&A for their expertise and support. Over the course of four long years, Verdie and Cristina were incredibly patient as we took our time to prepare for the E2 submission. Verdie became our E2 Attorney in 2021, and from the start, Verdie and Cristina's patience was evident. Despite our intermittent engagement over the years, they always treated us with the utmost attention. Working with Verdie and the D&A team was a pleasure; their professionalism and support were unwavering. Verdie's calm demeanor and succinct communication style made navigating the process much smoother, even during complex discussions. I wholeheartedly recommend Verdie and D&A - Davies & Associates, to anyone seeking an immigration law firm who can efficiently handle their case with precision and without unnecessary fanfare. Their ability to get things done speaks volumes about their dedication to their clients' success."

Jeremy Abernathy
Jeremy Abernathy
4 months ago

I had the pleasure of working with Verdie and Nessa to obtain my E2 Visa. Their in-depth knowledge and experience allowed me to be fully prepared in my application and they were able to answer all questions leading up to the Visa interview.

Saeed Muhammad
Saeed Muhammad
5 months ago

Verdie was an amazing attorney, providing exceptional client care throughout the process. He had a great depth of knowledge in all areas on business visas in the US.

Satyabrat Chowdhury
Satyabrat Chowdhury
8 months ago

I had a great experience with Davies & Associates. They are very thorough in the approach and their have experts in this field who know the domain very well.I would certainly be leaning onto them for any future needs as well.

Christine Envall
Christine Envall
a year ago

Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.

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