By working through approved regional centers such as ours, a majority of immigrant investors experience their path to permanent residency to be simpler, less expensive and expeditious.
The E-2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while inside the United States. This visa must generally be renewed every two to five years, but there is no limit to how many times one can renew. The investment must be “substantial.”
Investor visas are available only to citizens of certain countries. E-2 visas are also available to non-investor employees of the business, as long as the persons are of the same nationality as the investor and are destined for a role in the US business that is either executive/supervisory or requires specialized skills that are essential to the efficient operation of the US enterprise.
For new companies, the investment must be large enough to start and operate the business. The amount of investment varies on the type of business. The investment will not be considered substantial if it is not large enough to capitalize the venture. The USCIS will use an “Inverted Sliding Scale” to determine whether the investment is substantial in proportion to the overall cost of the enterprise.
Upon conclusion of the business, investors must return to their countries of origin, or change their status. The United States Department of State does not allow dual intent for this type of visa, although it is possible for E-2 visa holders to adjust their status to immigrant status. The holder of an E-2 visa may leave the United States at any time.
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Trinidad and Tobago
ARCG provides turnkey solutions for your E2 application, helping you every step of the way. For those investors interested in this option, we have put together a solution that includes introduction to various business opportunities At ARCG we specialize in helping foreign nationals find the best investment that will qualify them for an E-2 or EB-5 investor visa. Our goal is to simplify the process by finding and analyzing the best investments for our clients and their family based on their own unique profile. We seek to understand our client’s investment goals, desired location, industries of interest, and investment size, among a variety of important factors, in order to find the best investment opportunities for them and their family.
We provide a comprehensive offering to help our clients in identifying the best investment opportunities and facilitating a smooth transition to the U.S.