Due to COVID-19, all consultations will be conducted via phone or video conference until further notice. We are open and fully operational for servicing our clients, but our office will be closed to the public. Please contact the firm for more information.

Dedicated Immigration Attorneys

E-2 Visas for Treaty Investors

Enter the Country for Treaty-Related Investment

Are you looking to invest in a company in the United States as a national of a foreign country? You might be able to qualify for an E-2 visa for treaty investors if you are from a country with a current standing treaty with the U.S.

Navigating the immigration processes related to an E-2 visa can get tricky, though. It is better to prepare yourself and your immigration case with the help of an experienced immigration lawyer. At Kanu & Associates, P.C., you can work with Phoenix E-2 Visa Attorney Solomon Kanu, who is a first-generation immigrant himself. Use his firsthand insight to understand your E-2 visa case better, and to gain confidence that you will soon be able to enter the country as a treaty investor.

Begin your case by arranging a consultation today. Se habla español.

Purpose & Requirements of E-2 Visas

If you receive an E-2 visa, you can enter the United States and remain as long as you are working on an investment that you manage. You cannot be a minor investor in a business or project, though. The investment you make has to be significant enough to make a major impact on the company’s operation and future.

Eligibility requirements for a Treaty Investor (E-2) visa include:

  • Investor needs to be a national of treaty country
  • Investment must be substantial and sufficient to ensure successful operation of the enterprise. The percentage of investment for a low-cost business enterprise must be higher than the percentage of investment in a high-cost enterprise.
  • Investment must be a legitimate, committed operating enterprise.
  • Investment may not be marginal and must produce substantially more income than just to provide a living to the investor and family, or must have significant economic impact in the U.S.
  • Investor must have control of the funds and investment must be at risk in a commercial sense.
  • Investor must be coming to the U.S. to develop and direct the enterprise. However, if the applicant is not the principal investor, he/she must be employed in a supervisory, executive, or highly specialized skill capacity.

Don’t forget that you will also need to register with your country’s U.S. Embassy to gain sponsorship before your E-2 visa application can be accepted. If your E-2 visa application is approved, you can expect it to last a minimum of three months with a maximum of five years. However, an E-2 visa can be renewed as many times as needed, allowing for a stay of indefinite duration in the United States.

Do you have more questions? Don’t wait to get legal help from our Arizona E-2 visa attorney.

Call (602) 353-7795 now!

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Se Habla Español

  • 15+ Years Of Experience

  • Complimentary Case Reviews

  • 1st Generation Immigrant

Contact Kanu & Associates, P.C. Today

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.