E-2 Visa Approved for U.K. National for Auction House Offering Valuation and Disposal Advice at the U.S. Consulate in London

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in London for a 5-year E-2 visa filed on behalf of a U.K. national treaty investor. The investor started an auction house and company offering valuation/appraisal and disposal advice for all types of plant & machinery, intellectual property and inventory in the U.S., duplicating the successful

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E-2 Visa Approved for German National for Sales Advisory and Investment Company at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a German national treaty investor. The investor started a sales advisory and investment company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your immigration

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Common E-2 Visa Myths

Do I have to invest more than $100,000 for an E-2 visa? Do I need a Lease for an E-2 visa?  How long is an E-2 Visa Issued for?  Do I have to hire staff to get an E-2 Visa? Does one size fit all for an E-2 visa? An

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My E-2 Visa was Approved! What do I Need to do When I Move to the United States?

Congratulations on your recent E-2 visa approval!  Here are a few things you should consider when moving to the United States: Address Change Please note that immigration law and regulations require that all foreign nationals, including lawful permanent residents, file Form AR-11 with the USCIS within 10 days of a

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Do I have to Hire Employees to get an E-2 Visa?

An E-2 visa is a great option for entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in the United States. You can read more about the specific E-2 requirements here. One common myth about the E-2 visa is that the company must have already hired employees prior to the

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What are the Steps Required for an E-2 Visa? What do I Have to do to Get an E-2 Visa?

An E-2 visa is an investor visa that allows entrepreneurs or business owners to either start or purchase a business in the U.S.  You can find out more about the full set of E-2 visa requirements by clicking here.  One of the first questions our clients ask us during an

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Geological Interpretation Services Company at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for a 5-year E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor and his spouse. The investor started a consulting company interpreting geological data for oil and gas operators. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal,

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Alternative Learning Center at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor and her spouse. The investor started an alternative learning center offering language and eloquence classes for children as well as training and workshops to parents and educators. Please note that

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E-2 Visa Approved for Swiss National for Travel App Company at the U.S. Consulate in Bern, Switzerland

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Bern, Switzerland for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Swiss national treaty investor, his spouse and two children. The investor started a technology startup that develops travel apps and invested $100,000 with total expenditures of a little over $45,000. Please note that past

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Boutique-style Retail Store at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for a 5-year E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor. The investor started a boutique-style retail store specializing in sustainable lab-grown diamonds and gemstones. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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What Happens After I Submit an Immigration Petition? What are the different responses I can get when I submit an Immigration Petition to the Government?

When an applicant submits an immigration petition to the U.S. government there are a number of different possible outcomes.  The best outcome is, of course, an approval but there are other possibilities.  The possibilities depend on a number of factors including whether you are applying for an immigration benefit at

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E-2 Visa Approved for Norwegian National for Event Planning, Logistics and Production Company at the U.S. Consulate in Oslo

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Oslo for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Norwegian national treaty investor. The investor started an event planning, logistics and production company serving corporate and private groups. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Home and Business Solutions Company at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor and his spouse. The investor started a home and business solutions company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all

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Can I Include the Cost of a Car as an E-2 Visa Expense?

One of the most daunting requirements associated with the E-2 visa process is the requirement that the applicant must invest money in a business before getting the E-2 visa.  Also, although some businesses do not cost a great deal to set-up, an E-2 visa still requires that the applicant invests

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Can I Bring my Mother and/or Father to the U.S. with me if I have an E-2 Visa? Can I Bring other Family Members to the U.S. with a nonimmigrant visa?

Many nonimmigrant visas such as an E-2 visa, an L-1 visa and H-1B visa allow spouses and children under 21 to accompany the primary applicant to the U.S. These dependent visas allow families to live together in the United States while the principal visa holder is working. Generally, children are

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E-2 Visa Approved for French National Providing Hypnotherapy Services at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a French national treaty investor. The investor is a certified medical support clinical hypnotherapist who will provide hypnotherapy services. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C.

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E-2 Visa Approved for Consulting Company for French National at the U.S. Consulate in Rio

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a French national treaty investor. The investor started a consulting company providing assistance and advice for startups. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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E-2 Visa Approved for Gas Station for Canadian National at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor. The investor purchased a gas station and convenience store. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your

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E-2 Visa Renewal Approved for Romanian National at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

We recently received an approval at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an E-2 visa renewal filed on behalf of a Romanian national treaty investor. The investor purchased an auto repair business and has successfully run the business for the past two years. Please note that past results do not predict future

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E-2 Visas Approved for Two Spanish Investors at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for E-2 visas filed on behalf of two Spanish treaty investors. The investors founded a consulting firm specializing in the Aerospace Industry, providing advisory and consulting services for Aircraft Systems Development and Certification programs, and also support to ongoing Aircraft manufacturing programs. Please

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E-2 Visa Approved for Consulting Startup for Canadian National at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor. The investor founded a business strategy consulting firm focusing on business strategy growth consulting, business financial consulting and international expansion consulting. Please note that past results do not

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor. The investor founded a tech company providing workflow management software and services to clients in the architectural, design, engineering and construction fields, as well as in the fire and

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E-2 Visa Approved for an Italian National at the U.S. Consulate in Rome

We just received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Rome for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of an Italian national treaty investor. With his American partner, the investor co-founded a consulting business specializing in the introduction and promotion of Made in Italy products to the U.S. market. Please note that past

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Why Hiring a Lawyer to Draft Your Business Plan Can Increase Your Chances of Approval for an E-2 Visa

Abbreviations, jargon, and buzzwords.  Every profession is plagued with obscure, industry-specific vocabulary.  We routinely use these terms and phrases and because careers are such an important part of our lives, we often take for granted that they are not part of everyday parlance.  In fact, these words may have absolutely

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E-2 Visa Approved for Two Canadian Investors at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of two Canadian investors and a dependent spouse. The investors, a father-and-son business team, co-own and will manage two family-style eateries and provide catering services. Please note that past results do not

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