Case Studies: E-2 Treaty investor visa for a UK national valid for 5 years

Visa Type: E-2
Country: UK

E-2 Treaty investor visa for a UK national valid for 5 years

Synopsis

The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows the investor to come to the U.S. to develop and direct the E-2 Treaty Enterprise. The visa validity is based on a reciprocity schedule. For most countries, the reciprocity schedule is 5 years. This means that the E-2 visa holder can come in and out of the U.S. within the 5-year period.

It is important to note, however, that the maximum period of authorized stay for every entry is two years as per the I-94. It is important to distinguish between the visa validity and the period of authorized stay as would be indicated in the I-94. It is important to always download the I-94 from the CBP website to make sure that you do not stay beyond the period of authorized stay.

If the E-2 visa holder departs the U.S. on or before the 2-year period, he or she can re-enter on the valid visa and get another 2 years of authorized stay. The E-2 visa holder also has the option to apply to extend his/her E-2 status with USCIS if he or she needs to stay in the U.S. beyond the 2-year period. If the extension of status application is approved, USCIS will issue a new I-94 with an extension of additional period of 2 years of authorized stay.

What are the advantages of the E-2 visa?

  1. The E-2 visa is renewable indefinitely, but when you apply for renewal, you have to prove that your and your E-2 enterprise continues to meet the requirements.
  2. There are no quota limitations, which means that E-2 visas are always available. The processing time is not that long compared to other visa classifications. An E-2 visa application is filed directly with the Embassy or Consulate unlike other visa classifications that have to go through USCIS.
  3. Your spouse and children below 21 are eligible to apply for E-2 derivative visa. Your spouse is eligible to work for any U.S. employer without having to apply for Employment Authorization Document and your children are eligible to study.
  4. Your E-2 treaty enterprise may be eligible to sponsor an E-2 treaty employee to occupy an executive, supervisory or specialized knowledge role.
  5. It is a nonimmigrant visa and with careful tax planning, you may avoid being classified as a U.S. tax resident.
  6. Being in the U.S. on the E-2 visa, opens the possibilities to transition to become a permanent resident of the U.S. through other classifications.

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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

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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.

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