E Visa Tips – Three Things to Know About Intent to Depart

By Isaul VERDIN, VERDIN Founder and Managing Attorney | What is Intent to Depart? Three Important Things to Know About Intent to Depart E visa (both E1 Visa and E2 Visa) applicants must show intent …

Three Important Things to Know About Intent to Depart

E visa (both E1 Visa and E2 Visa) applicants must show intent to depart the United States upon expiration of their E visa status.

Generally, e visa applicants satisfy the intent to depart requirement by presenting a simple declaration that the applicant will depart the U.S. when the E visa expires. See USCIS E-2 Treaty Investors.

The “Intent to Depart” Requirement

The intent to depart requirement provides an opportunity for the E Visa applicant to impress the U.S. government officer with his or her understanding of the law through a properly organized case.

Some Situations May Require Additional ‘Intent to Depart’ Information

There are situations in which consular officers may require additional information to prove intent to depart.

1. If E visa applicants are the beneficiaries of an immigrant petition, then they should present additional evidence of home country ties;

2. E visa applicants may present evidence of property ownership in the home country in the form of real estate or business; and,

3. E visa applicants may also present evidence of family ties to the home country to establish that the applicant will be motivated to return home upon the expiration of the E visa.

E Visa Questions or Need Assistance?

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VERDIN immigration lawyers are prepared to guide E visa applicants with questions or issues related to the Intent to Depart E visa requirement.

What is Intent to Depart?


“Qualified treaty investors and employees will be allowed a maximum initial stay of two years.  Requests for extension of stay may be granted in increments of up to two years each.  There is no maximum limit to the number of extensions an E-2 nonimmigrant may be granted.  All E-2 nonimmigrants, however, must maintain an intention to depart the United States when their status expires or is terminated.

An E-2 nonimmigrant who travels abroad may generally be granted an automatic two-year period of readmission when returning to the United States. It is generally not necessary to file a new Form I-129 with USCIS in this situation.”

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Isaul VERDIN, VERDIN Law, Dallas Immigration Lawyer

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; including real estate, aviation, technology, manufacturing, retail, luxury goods, and professional services. Additionally, he litigates deportation defense matters throughout the US.

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