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The Core Requirements
E-2 Visas: The Core Requirements
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.
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.
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.
The E-2 Investment Must be your Personal Funds or Business Assets.
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.
Your Investment Must be Irrevocable Committed to the Business.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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
List of United States Embassies, Consulates and USCIS in United Kingdom
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 United Kingdom are located at:
US Consulate in United Kindom, LondonAddress
33 Nine Elms Ln, SW11 7US, London
US Consulate in United Kindom, BelfastAddress
223 Stranmillis Road, BT9 5GR, Belfast, United Kingdom
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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.
5 stars and a high five! Thank you Verdie and Etta for assisting us with our change of status application. They were very professional and accommodating with all our questions and concerns throughout the process. Despite the time constraint, we pulled it off and we could not have done this without you guys! Keep up the good work!
I had talked with Alex Jovy, he was very quick to respond, had a lot of useful information which I was not aware of. Took time out of his day to discuss my situation and was very helpful. They go into a lot of detail which other companies do not. Overall a great service!
I received an world-class help in how to immigrate to the USA succesfully! Alex was very open to answer my questions and is definitely a professional in what he does! Strongly recommend this firm.
We were in a hurry and Verdie and the team were highly responsive and supportive, even when we threw in some curve balls along the way. We had our visas approved without any issues and felt confident and well prepared for document submissions and the interview. I'd certainly recommend this team for an E2 visa process.
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