Is An E-Visa Viable For My Investment In The United States?
The E visa class is available for foreign investors and traders of countries that maintain treaties of commerce and navigation with the United States. A foreign investor or trader must be coming in to the United States to engage in substantial trade or to develop and direct the operations of a business in which a substantial amount of capital has been invested.
What are some common enterprises that qualify for E visa?
Virtually any business doing any lawful activity can qualify as long as the requirements are met. Some common industries include:
- Logistics and distribution
The decision of expanding your business into the United States should be informed by an analysis of similarly situated foreign enterprises currently operating in the United States.
Does my business qualify for an E visa?
First, a current trade treaty between the United States and the foreign nationals home country is required. Second, a thorough evaluation of the business’s current operations with regards to volume, scale and profitability is needed ensure all E visa requirements are met. After this evaluation, a decision can made on how to proceed with the E visa process.
What are the Travel and Length of Stay Requirements once in the United States?
An E visa will allow a foreign investor/trader to enter the United States multiple times for the duration of the visa. Once in the United States a foreign investor/trader can apply to extend the duration of the visa or request to change visa class to another nonimmigrant category.
Why is it Important to Consult With an Immigration Attorney before initiating an E visa application?
The E-visa requirements can be arduous and require documentation from different parts of the business. Consulting with an immigration attorney can clear up many initial questions and provide clarification on how to meet the requirements for an E visa.
Our office is committed to develop long-term working relationships with foreign companies as well their workers. Moreover, we advise foreign companies on common ancillary issues, such as those involving taxes and regulations. We provide clients with thorough evaluations from both an immigration and business perspective, and we try to anticipate all of the issues that may arise once a foreign worker is in the US.
For more information on E Visas for Foreign Investors and Traders, a detailed case evaluation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (956) 766-4000 today.