E-2 Treaty Investor Status
Guidance From A Trusted Houston Immigration Lawyer
The U.S. government recognizes that there significant benefits to hosting
non-citizen investors who come to our country to invest in, purchase,
and run domestic enterprises. When these individuals come from a country
that the U.S. already maintains treaties with, they may qualify for E-2
Treaty Investor status. While this is not an immigrant status, it allows
the investor to legally enter and stay in the U.S. for two years to conduct
business and foster commerce.
If you are interested in securing E-2 status, then we invite you to contact
our team at
Toppins Law Firm, P.C. today. Our Houston immigration attorneys not only are well-versed in our
country's immigration policies but in business and corporate law,
as well. We're ready to bring a multi-discipline approach to your
business immigration goals and ensure that swift, effective solutions
are thoroughly pursued.
You do not have to approach your immigration matter without trusted counsel
looking out for your best interests. Call Toppins Law Firm, P.C. today.
Qualifying For E-2 Status
Like all other non-citizen statuses, an E-2 status requires the petitioner
meet certain requirements. Whether the non-citizen is already in the U.S.
at the time of the petition or seeking the status from somewhere overseas,
these qualifications must be verified by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) before E-2 status can be granted.
To qualify for E-2 status, the petitioner must:
- Be a citizen of a country the U.S. currently holds a commerce treaty with
- Be ready to invest "substantial amount of capital" in a U.S. business
- Be seeking U.S. entry solely to manage the investment (via a legitimate
position within the business in question)
- Not be investing in a marginal business that cannot support their residence
here in the U.S.
A "substantial amount of capital" can be defined a number of
different ways, including enough capital to purchase the company or maintain
operations (proportional to the size of the business). There are other
considerations for this status, as well, including for those who wish
to come from overseas to work for an investor with E-2 status. To learn
more about E-2 status and what Toppins Law Firm, P.C. can do to help ensure
your petition accepted, call our team today.
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