The E-2 Visa Investment Requirements
The answer is that under US law there is no minimum amount of capital required for E-2 visa purposes.
There are however some key requirements and guidelines:
- Sufficient to Fund the Business
Clearly the amount of capital invested must be sufficient to operate a business. Thus the capital investment required to satisfy E-2 visa requirements for an aircraft engine factory would be vastly different to that required to fund the operations of a coffee shop.
The amount of investment required is usually evidenced by a properly drafted business plan.
An E-2 business and the investment in it must be of sufficient size that the business can contribute to the US economy. Businesses that simply support the needs of the primary investor and his or her family do not qualify for E-2 visa purposes.
- Consular Guidelines – Removal of Old Examples
Unfortunately, some lawyers still advise clients that an investment amount of USD 50,000.00 will satisfy E-2 visa requirements. This misinformation is based on old examples that were removed from the US Foreign Affairs Manual many years ago.
- New Consular Instructions.
While there is no prescribed minimum investment for E-2 visa purposes D&A understands that guidance to consular officers to look for a minimum investment of roughly USD 100,000.00.
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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:
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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.
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