E Visa Strategies – Dual Nationality
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E Visas and Dual Nationality
For individuals who have the good fortune of having multiple nationalities, there are additional options when applying for E1 and E2 Visas.
One option is the ability to apply for an E Visa in either nationality.
It is very important to give careful thought and consideration into which nationality to use in the E Visa application.
E2 Visa Dual Nationality – Two Main Factors to Consider
With dual citizenship, a foreign national can choose which nationality to use when applying for an E-2 visa (as long as both countries are E-2 treaty countries with the United States).
1. E Visa applicants need to consider the E Visa period of validity provided by each country. See the USCIS reciprocity schedule.The reciprocity schedule refers to the length of time for which the E-2 visa is valid. The amount of time an E2 Visa is issued is based on the agreement of reciprocity between the applicant’s country and the United States. Generally, the country with the longest period of E Visa validity is preferred to use as the country of origin.
2. E Visa applicants need to consider the country in which their employees reside. If key employees reside in one country of the dual nationality – then the visa would optimally be applied for using the country in which the employees reside. This will make it possible to later transfer key employees to the U.S. business operation. See E2 Visa Tips – How Many Employees are Allowed? and E2 Visa Strategy for Foreign Top Talent.
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E Visas First Step – Determining Eligibility
The visa applicant must be from a country that is one of the US Treaty Visa countries. There are less than 100 countries that have E2 Visa treaties with the US. Not all individuals in all countries will be eligible for an E2 visa.
Where To Find the E Visa Treaty Country Info?
There are two places to find information on E Visa Treaty countries.
- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website
- VERDIN Website – Treaty Countries for US E Visas
E2 Visa Points to Know
• Plan to Succeed: The U.S. government wants to see that the foreign investor has planned for success. Accordingly, the investor should provide a detailed Five Year Business Plan – forecasting capacity to generate sufficient revenue to exceed minimal living standards.
• 5 Year Business Plan Assistance: VERDIN will assist in creating your Five Year Business Plan. Call 214-741-1700 or 800-656-4232; or Contact VERDIN.
• Create US Job Opportunities: The foreign investor / entrepreneur should provide evidence to show that the enterprise will create job opportunities in the U.S. By expanding jobs in the U.S. economy, the investor can increase his or her probabilities of obtaining the E2 visa.
• Provide Evidence for Income Generation: An E2 applicant is to provide evidence that the enterprise will generate significant income at a level that is above a standard living income for the total number of family members in the investor’s household.
• Provide Documentation for Source of E2 Visa Investment: If the enterprise has the capacity to generate significant income then the investor should provide evidence. For example, if the enterprise has already generated high sales volume, then the investor should provide bank statements and Profit & Loss statements to support the declaration of high income. We advise on all strategies and tools available, such as VIBE; a free tool the U.S. government uses this tool to investigate businesses.
E Visa Applications – Get Assistance from an Experienced Immigration Attorney
E2 Visa Business Opportunities
VERDIN’s business and investor group provides help to clients wanting to establish and/or expand their business operations in the United States. We have helped clients in multiple industries to include: international trade, real estate, restaurants and hospitality, technology, beauty and fashion, retail and services.
VERDIN represents clients in business planning and E visa matters involving real estate ventures, technology start-ups, business acquisitions, or new business formations. See E2 Investment Visa Potential Booming in Frisco TX Area.
Our team is especially focused on forming a strategic relationship with our clients to aid them to succeed in the early planning stages. Many of our clients retain us at early stage planning to maximize opportunities for success.
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 or 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 focuses on advising 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. Additionally, he litigates deportation defense matters throughout the US.
VERDIN boasts a combined 70 years of experience in immigration law. 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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