Case Studies: Change of Status E2 Treaty Investor: Pakistan

Industry: Gas Station Franchise
Visa Type: Change of Status E2 Treaty Investor
Country: Pakistan

Change of Status E2 Treaty Investor: Pakistan

Synopsis

Our Client was here on F-1 status with his spouse and wanted to purchase an Exxon-Mobil sublease in North Carolina and file for Change of Status to E-2 for himself and his wife. After a very lengthy filing and RFE, the case was approved for five-year period.

Highlights & Challenges

The matter benefited from the client’s background in finance (he was earning his Master degree in Business Administration from a US University). He had a clear vision as to how he was going to run the business, set the budget for the first few years, and could produce reliable accounting for gas sales and convenience store sales. The client proved to be very responsive and involved and exerted every effort to secure banking information from Pakistan. The investment capital came from a substantial gifts from family members in Pakistan – totaling over $300,000 USD. This presented a challenge in clarifying for USCIS the source of funds for this investment, however, Davies & Associates worked closely with local attorneys in Pakistan to create proper gift documentation.

The fact that the client was purchasing a sublease of an existing franchise created a challenge, as USCIS wanted to see extensive tax filings, original lease agreements, and all W-2s from the previous operator. The lessor was not very quick to supply needed documents and pushed back when it came to supplying financial information as they operated a fleet of different stations and did not want their finances scrutinized by the government.

Top 25 Attorney

Request Free Consultation
 
Jeremy Abernathy
Jeremy Abernathy
a month 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
2 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.

hoshino ryuichi
hoshino ryuichi
5 months ago

Thanks to them for handling my E2 visa very professionally. I had a study visa from F1 and changed it to E2. I encountered many problems during the application process. Verdie and Etta were very patient in helping me and it took a long time. I highly recommend this place.

Satyabrat Chowdhury
Satyabrat Chowdhury
5 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.

Jimmi Batth
Jimmi Batth
2 weeks ago

everyone helped me alot in my application especially Verdie and Etta and mark. answered all my questions, prepared my application very organised. EXCELLANT TEAM.

See All Reviews

Looking to acquire an US Visa?

We are known for our creative solutions that obtain "impossible" visas, we solve the most complex immigration problems for businesses, investors, individuals, and families.

US Visa Immigration lawyer near me

Looking to relocate or having trouble with a visa applicaton?

We are known for our creative solutions that obtain "impossible" visas, we solve the most complex immigration problems for business, investors, individuals and families.

Request Free Consultation