The E-2 Visa became increasingly popular with foreign investors, entrepreneurs, and multinational companies, as work visas as the H-1B and L visa categories faced increased scrutiny during the Trump Administration’s “American First” immigration policies. The E-2 Visa continues to be a desirable nonimmigrant visa because it does not require sponsorship from U.S. citizens or businesses,… [Read More]
What is a Substantial Investment for E-2 Visas?
One of the most common questions we get when foreign investors and entrepreneurs are considering an E-2 Visa is – What IS a substantial investment? E-2 Visas require a “substantial investment” from the visa applicant to start their business in the United States (for a list of other requirements, click here). The definition of “substantial… [Read More]
Can You Use an E-2 Visa to Open a Franchise in the U.S.?
Franchise opportunities in the United States can be an enticing option for investors and entrepreneurs who are considering an E-2 visa, as they reduce the time and “substantial investment” supposition required to set up a U.S. business from the ground up. Why Invest in a Franchise? Franchises Exist in Diverse Industries Whether you want to… [Read More]