E2 Business Visa for USA

Visas for USA

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E2 Business Visas for USA

If you are a homeowner and/or have substantial assets, you may qualify so if you have substantial equity in your home take advantage of it NOW!

If so, you may have the potential to emigrate to the USA on an E2 investment visa.

The E2 Visa enables investors who are nationals of certain countries to purchase a business and live in the USA. The E2 visa allows investors to apply for entry to theUnited States in order to invest in and manage and coordinate the running of a business enterprise in the United States.

In order to qualify for the E2 visa, you must be a citizen of a nation that holds a treaty of trade and commerce with the USA – and the UK is one of these nations. Thousands of UK citizens emigrate to the USA (especially Florida) and one of the easiest and quickest ways to emigrate to the USA is via the E2 visa.


The business purchased must meet a number of immigration rules that regulate the following aspects:

The nationality of the investor.

The amount of the investment.

The nature of the investment.

The nature of the investment enterprise.

The role that the investor will adopt in the investment enterprise.

The past, present and future viability of the investment enterprise

Because the E2 visa is not subject to quotas, tens of thousands of applicants per year have been able to successfully emigrate to the U.S.A. on an E2 visa.

To qualify for an E2 visa as an investor, it is not necessary to have academic qualifications such as a degree or to be exceptionally talented.


How long can I stay in the US via an E2 visa?

Although an initial period of stay of two or five years is granted to persons coming to the United States in the E category, this period can be extended almost indefinitely as long as the business is still operational.


We always recommend that you buy the business first and think about your residential property later, because it is ownership of the business that will allow you to emigrate to the US. Once the business has been bought, you can then think of buying or even temporarily renting a property. Some businesses have on-site accommodation where you can live. Once you are settled and the business is running smoothly you should then think of buying a property.

If you feel that you might be interested in applying for an E2 visa and wish to find out more about how you might qualify, please contact us so that we can arrange an appointment with a member of our expert legal team.

Should you retain our services, we may be able to refer you to a business broker who can assist you in finding the business of your dreams.


If my application is refused, how soon will I be informed?

You will be informed within a week of the decision.

How do I know if I am eligible to apply for permanent immigration?

The easiest and fastest way for you to find out if you are eligible is to fill out our free online assessment and let our registered agents do all the work for you. All the assessments we recieve are looked over by qualified agents who will make a preliminary assessment based on the information you provide and contact you to discuss your options.

What if my situation changes after I have lodged my application? Do I need to tell anyone?

Definitely, any changes should be communicated to the department. If not you may put your application at serious risk since the details it is being process on are no longer accurate. If the change is a major one you can apply to have your application put on hold if you wish.

What about all my furniture and appliances? What about my pets?

There are plenty of international removal companies that will help you ship all of your belongings to your new home, it just depends on how attached you are to your furniture. Some people prefer to have a fresh start and buy all new goods on arrival rather than wait several months for their shipping container to arrive, others like to take this time and do some travelling and check out their new country before they settle. Its a good idea to check with customs of your destination country if you are unsure about any items you want to ship, animal skins or products may not be allowed in. We have an affilitation with Anglo Pacific who pass on discounts to our clients. Pets on the other hand have to spend some time in quarantine before they will be allowed to join you in your new home, but they can definately come with the family. There are specialist pet removal companies that can take care of the whole process for you.


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