Why Change Visa Status from F1 to E2?
• F1 Student Visa Update – July 8, 2020 •
Is it possible to change the status of an F1 student visa
to an E2 business visa?
The short answer is Yes.
E2 Visa Strategy
HOWEVER, this E2 visa status change strategy requires careful planning. It is strongly recommended to work with an attorney who is Board Certified Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law.
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F-1 Student Visa
The F-1 Visa (Academic Student) allows you to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. You must be enrolled in a program or course of study that culminates in a degree, diploma, or certificate and your school must be authorized by the U.S. government to accept international students.
About Student Visas
From Travel.State.Gov – https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html
Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. You must have a student visa to study in the United States. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F visa or an M visa.
E2 Visa Business Planning
VERDIN provides international clients strategic advice on starting and operating a new venture to secure immigration benefits. We address preliminary business planning to include business modeling, legal entity selection, business plan preparation and revision; and business document preparation for incorporations and owner agreements.
We are experienced in handling complex E2 investor cases. We routinely deal with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US embassies and consulates around the world to help our clients achieve their investor visas. We develop strategies to effectively navigate the statutory and regulatory requirements. Equally important, we stay informed on changes related to policies and procedures affecting our client’s investor cases.
In addition, we assist E2 designated businesses petition for foreign employees with special qualifications that are essential for the business.
E2 Visa Questions?
Immigration Questions? Please Contact VERDIN Law
Isaul Verdin has extensive experience advising multinational companies and entrepreneurs on complex US immigration matters involving investments.Mr. Verdin advises companies on structuring entities, acquisitions, and strategic expansion to satisfy US immigration E-1, E2, L1A, L1B, or EB-1 objectives in a variety of fields.
These business opportunities include real estate, aviation, technology, manufacturing, retail, luxury goods, and professional services. Isaul Verdin works with family immigration law matters and litigates deportation defense matters throughout the US.
He has testified as an expert in federal criminal cases; as well as giving testimony in state bar grievance cases.
Mr. Verdin served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and received the Meritorious Service Medal. And he has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting federal criminal cases.
Since its inception, VERDIN has gained a reputation for prevailing in even the most complicated immigration matters.
“As a Board Certified, Immigration Lawyer (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) with over 17 years of experience, my passion is immigration law. We will listen to your concerns, answer all your questions, and expertly guide you through your immigration process.” ~ Isaul VERDIN, Founder and Managing Attorney
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