E2 Business Investor Visa - Silmi Law Firm

  • Investors must prove that their sole purpose for coming to the U.S. is to develop an enterprise.
  • The investment can be put into a new or existing company
  • The business cannot be running from the investors home, it must have its own premises
  • To qualify it is necessary to show that funds have not been generated through illegal means.

Yes, the E2 visa can extend to other employees if they are the following:

  • The supervisor or executive position
  • Are essential to running the business
  • Come from the same country
  • Meet the requirements of “Employee” in law

E2 visas are valid up to 2 years and you can renew every 2 years as many times as you want.

Other green card options are the EB1 “extraordinary ability” visa. This may be available to candidates who can prove that they are exceptional in their field.

If you need more information on your options on getting permanent residency, just leave your name and number below or you can contact us directly.

Yes, E2 can cover the applicant’s spouse and children (under the age of 21 and unmarried).

However, if the spouse wants to work in the U.S., they will need to file for an employment authorization document.


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