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Legalixa is an award-winning immigration law firm in Istanbul, Turkey with an exceptional success rate in almost every legal matter we have ever handled. Our US immigration lawyers are prepared to file E-2 Treaty Investor visa. You can track the status of an immigration application, petition, or request at USCIS website.
Our immigration lawyers represent our clients from application until they get E-2 Treaty Investor visa. An English-speaking attorney will help you during this process. We have affiliated law firms in the USA and we will be able to support you while you are in the USA.
E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
The E-2 Treaty Investor visa is granted to individuals who make a substantial investment into the USA with the goals of creating employment for USA workers and generating income for the USA economy.
In order to be eligible to apply for an E-2 treaty investor visa, the following conditions must be present:
- The prospective applicant must be a citizen of a country that has entered into a treaty of commerce and navigation. Department of State’s website keeps a full list of eligible countries.
- The business that is established as a result of the prospective applicant’s investment must be at least 50% owned by nationals of the same country.
- The amount of substantial investment must be parallel to the type of business that is being established, i.e. it must be sufficient to initiate/continue successful operations and generate employment for USA workers. Please note that the money being invested can not have been generated from the proceeds of a loan and there must be sufficient documentation to prove the origins of the investment amount.
- The prospective applicant must be employed in a position that is executive or supervisory or requires specialized skills/knowledge.
E-2 Treaty Investor visas require substantial amounts of documentation in addition to a comprehensively prepared Business Plan.
E-2 treaty investor visa can be obtained for both company owners/partners, as well as for prospective managerial/specialized skills employees of the U.S. company. There is no requirement for prior experience at a foreign company.
The E-2 treaty investor visa can be extended indefinitely as long as the individual maintains the same capacity in the business and the business maintains its services. If the individual will be applying for the E-2 visa at a USA Consulate abroad, the visa may be issued for up to five years depending on visa reciprocity rules.
Please note that if the individual is applying for the E-2 treaty investor visa in the USA through USCIS, the E-2 status will be granted for a 2-year period. Additionally, the E-2 visa holder will be issued a 2-year period of stay on their I-94 each time they enter the USA with their E-2 treaty investor visa.
Spouses of E-2 visa holders are authorized to work in the U.S.
Legalixa Immigration Law Firm provides assistance and advice regarding E-2 Treaty Investor visa, including preparing and submitting E-2 treaty investor visa applications at the USA Consulate abroad or as a Change of Status (COS) or Extension of Status (EOS) application within the U.S. both for company owners/partners and or managerial/specialized skill employees.
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Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Immigration Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading immigration law firms in Istanbul, Turkey.