Obtain a Visa E2

Obtain your VISA E2 (E2 Investor Visa: Visa Investisseur E-2) through our experienced team of USA Immigration specialists.

The E2 visa is only available for nationals of countries with which the United States signed a treaty of commerce.

Citizens of France can apply for an E2 visa because there is a treaty of commerce signed between France and the United-States in 1960.

VISA E2 (Visa Investisseur E2, Investor Visa E-2) Immigration USA

 

There are two types of Treaty visas:

Treaty Investor (E-2):

An alien can apply for a Treaty Investor visa (Visa E2) if the investor wishes to direct a U.S. Company.

Main requirements:

  • The applicant must be a national of a treaty country.
  • The investor must hold at least 50% of the shares of the U.S. Company.
  • The investment shall be substantial to obtain a Visa E2. USCIS will determine if the business is economically viable based on the nature of the business and the capital invested, namely thanks to the provided business plan.

Accompanying dependents (spouse and unmarried children of less than 21 years) will receive the E-2 dependent visa. Dependent spouse is allowed to work for any U.S. employer, part time or full time, once Employment Authorization is filed and approved by the U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS).

Essential employee of a treaty investor (E-2 Employee):

A national of the same country as the Treaty Investor can apply for an Essential Employee of a Treaty Investor visa. The employee shall be highly skilled in his area of competence.

The skilled employee shall possess essential knowledge and competences for the good running of the U.S. Company. He shall perform specific duties that an American employee would not be able to do.

Accompanying dependents (spouse and unmarried children of less than 21 years) will receive the E-2 dependent visa. Dependent spouse is allowed to work for any U.S. employer, part time or full time, once Employment Authorization is filed and approved by the U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS).

Treaty Trader visa (E-1): an alien can apply for a Treaty Trader visa if the treaty company is engaged in substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, principally between the United States and the treaty country.

Main requirements:

  • The applicant must be a national of a treaty country.
  • The national of a treaty country must hold at least 50% of the shares of the U.S. Company.
  • More than 50 percent of the international trade involved must be between the United States and the treaty country.
  • The business activity shall be substantial, active and marginal.

Accompanying dependents (spouse and unmarried children of less than 21 years) will receive the E-1 dependent visa. Dependent spouse is allowed to work for any U.S. employer, part time or full time, once Employment Authorization is filed and approved by the U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS).

VISA E2 (Visa Investisseur E2, Investor Visa E-2) Immigration USA

 A French Lawyer and his international and bilingual team will assist you with your E2 Visa. Our bilingual French law specialists will be in a position to answer your questions in a quick and responsive way.

We are present in France, the United Kingdom and the USA. Please feel free to contact a French Solicitor at either of the phone numbers below or by email.

Our offices are located in France (Paris), the United States (New York, Los Angeles, Miami), and the United Kingdom (London). A French lawyer will answer you at any of these locations.

Pierre Hourcade, French Lawyer and Attorney, Avocat International, specialist in US Immigration, US Visas and Citizenship.

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Pierre Hourcade, French Lawyer and French Avocat in Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Miami

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