An E-2 petition we filed to the USCIS for our client on March 19, 2008 was approved on March 25, 2008. Our client in this case is a Thailand national and the invested enterprise is in the State of Louisiana.
Our client in this case is a long-term H-1B visa holder who is founding up his own granite stone business in Louisiana. Despite of his thought of establishing his own business, the last spur that forced him into action is the impending layoff from his H-1 position. Without any other choice, he decides to devote his saving into a new business. In light of the emergent situation, the client drove six hours from Louisiana to our office for consultation, and the case was prepared and filed within two days after we received the document package from our client.
For this case, our client’s investment amount is just $60,000.00. As we have championed, E-2 is a very flexible category for entrepreneur from the treaty countries. The investment amount does not need to be high as far as it is substantial in proportion to the overall business investment. Most importantly, it is highly flexible as used in this case where H-1s or people in other nonimmigrant status wishing to establish there own business.
Over the years, Lin & Valdez has applied for countless numbers of E-2 cases. The investments our clients made for the applications are in a wide range of businesses, including beauty salon, restaurant, camera shop, doughnut shop, supermarket, gas station, convenience store, trading company, day care, bridal service, professional service, hotel/motel, computer company, franchise store, art gallery, and granite and stone business, etc. We have established ourselves a premier E-2 investment visa practitioner. If you are from one of the E-2 countries and are interested in coming to the US with this flexible visa status, or changing your status to E-2 in the US, please contact us immediately. The help you need is just a click away!