If you have a substantial amount of money to invest in a business within the United States, you may be able to obtain E-2 nonimmigrant classification status. This status permits a maximum initial stay of two years in the United States, although extensions may be granted and there is no limit to the number of extensions available. This means you could potentially remain in this country indefinitely while you explore exciting opportunities to become immersed in the U.S. business climate and grow your money by investing in a U.S. enterprise.
Obtaining E-2 nonimmigrant classification status can be a complex process as you must meet specific criteria set forth for investors coming to the United States. A Maryland immigration lawyer at Miranda & Weisman, LLC can assist you in determining if you qualify and in completing all requirements for successfully obtaining the right to make your American dreams come true.
To obtain E-2 nonimmigrant classification, there are certain requirements that must be met:
Investment refers to placing money or other assets at risk in a commercial enterprise in order to try to generate profit. There must be some risk, which means that the capital must be subject to partial or complete loss in the event that the investment is a failure. The investment also must meet the definition of substantial.
Determining if an investment is substantial involves considering whether the financial commitment is necessary to successful operation of an enterprise, and considering the value of the investment in relation to the total cost of either establishing an enterprise or purchasing an existing one. The enterprise must be bona fide, which means it must be a real and active commercial or entrepreneurial undertaking that is actively operating and that produces either goods or services designed to generate a profit.
These are just some of the criteria that you must meet in order to obtain an E-2 classification that will allow you to work and invest in the United States. A Maryland immigration lawyer will help you understand all requirements and provide documentation to show that you can fulfill them.
The United States provides a wealth of economic opportunities to those who want to do business in our competitive economic climate. You deserve to have the opportunity to make your dreams come true and invest your money in making a business grow in the United States. Our attorneys are here to help. Call today to speak with a Baltimore E-2 nonimmigrant classification lawyer and get started on the process of obtaining E-2 classification. We can be reached at 410-321-4994.