The Core Requirements for an E-2 Visa

E-2 Investor Visa for US Business E-2 Visas: The Core Requirements
  1. Must to Going to the US to Invest in a New or Existing Business.

    An E-2 visa is an investor visa requiring an investment in a new or existing business.

  2. Investment Must be in a Real Operating Business or a Business Capable of Immediately Commencing Operations.

    Each E-2 investor visa application must be accompanied by a business plan explaining the current and anticipated operations of the business. The business will need access to premises of a size suitable to support the operations described in the business plan.

  3. Investment Cannot be Marginal.

    The business must do more than merely support the investor and his family. The business plan must prove that the business will make a meaningful contribution to the US economy.

  4. The E-2 Investment Must be your Personal Funds or Business Assets. USA E-2 Visa Investment for UK National

    The E-2 investor must make his or her investment using their personal funds or business assets.

    What constitutes personal and personal business assets can be complex. Our firm can guide you through this process. Under certain circumstances the proceeds of a loan which is properly structured for E-2 purposes can qualify.

  5. Your Investment Must be Irrevocable Committed to the Business.
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    US law requires that your investment be irrevocably invested before your E-2 visa is filed.

    If you are acquiring a US business the purchase funds are usually placed into an escrow account before the E-2 visa application is filed. If the E-2 visa application is refused your funds are returned to you.

    D&A have pioneered the use of escrow accounts in the context of new business set-ups so that your investment can also be returned to you if your E-2 visa is refused. The US consulate in London have approved every case we have filed involving the use of escrow accounts.

  6. You must be Able to Document your Lawful Source of Funds.

    You are required to evidence that your funds were lawfully earned in the country in which they were earned. Our US immigration lawyers will work with our UK lawyers to guide you through this documentation process.

  7. Investor Must Develop and Direct the Business.

    The E-2 investor must own and control the operations of the US business. Generally, the investor must demonstrate that they have an ownership interest of 50% or more.

  8. Special Rule for Employees.

    Employees who hold the same nationality as the principal E-2 investor are eligible to obtain E-2 visas providing they meet the applicable requirements.

Davies & Associates in the United Kingdom

We are recognized as a leading US law firm specializing in E-2 visa applications for UK Nationals.

Our resources across the US are available to help to assist you with the formation or acquisition of your US business.

Our team in London can assist you with every step of your E2 visa process.

Local Experience, International Expertize

Our firm has direct “on the ground” expertize both in the United Kingdom and the United States. We are familiar with the unique procedures in place at the US embassy in London. Call us in London at: +44 207-5628359.

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Where to Apply: US Consulates in London and Belfast

E-2 treaty investor visa interviews in the United Kingdom are conducted at the US Consulate in London and at the US Consulate in Belfast. E2 visa lawyers The US consulates in the United Kingdom are located at:

E2 treaty investment visa lawyers in London and the United Kingdom


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Davies & Associates E2 Visa Lawyers in the United Kingdom

Based in the United States with a team of US E2 visa lawyers in London, Davies & Associates is recognized as a leading US law firm specializing in E-2 visa applications for UK Nationals.

Our resources across the US, including a team of specialist E2 visa corporate lawyers and E2 visa tax lawyers, are available to help to assist you with the formation or acquisition of your US business and your application for an E2 visa.

Our team in London can assist you with every step of your E2 visa process.

E2 Visa Interview Preparation Suite in Nine Elms, London
US Consulate in London viewed from E2 Visa lawyers preparation suite

In 2022, D&A plan to open an interview preparation suite opposite the US consulate in London. Our E2 visa attorneys in London will receive clients at the suite before their interview and de-brief them in the suite after their interview.

Our interview preparation suite will potentially be located at: 3 Viaduct Gardens, London, SW11 7A, United Kingdom

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