To apply for an E-2 visa, one will need to arrange all the required signed documents accordingly and submit them. However, the filing of the application has two distinct procedures.
- For those residing in the U.S. - Prospective applicants residing in the U.S. need to submit Form I-129 directly to the USCIS service center present in the U.S.
- For those residing outside the U.S. - Needs to submit the requisite signed documents in the U.S. consular office in their respective jurisdiction.
The E-2 U.S. investor visa application documents most include;
- DOS Form DS-160 (for nonimmigrant application).
- DOS Form DS-156E ( for investor application or nonimmigrant treaty trader).
- A photocopy of your passport, holding at least one blank place and validity of six months beyond the stay period in the United States.
- A colored passport-style photo that clearly shows your face against a light color background.
- An outline of a future business investment scheme.
- A copy of the curriculum vitae.
- Record of control and possession of investment funds.
- Job listing of attaining a relevant administration position or possession of required skill to carry out the assigned operation fruitfully.
- An inkling of the U.S. remittance.
Evidence authentication the existence and legitimacy of business in the U.S.
- Proof of sustainability.
- Documents validating the investment.
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A treaty investor or employee may only work in the activity for which he or she was approved when the classification was granted. An E-2 employee, however, may also work for the treaty organization's parent company or one of its subsidiaries as long as the:
- Relationship between the organizations is established;
- Subsidiary employment requires executive, supervisory, or essential skills; and
- Terms and conditions of employment have not otherwise changed.
USCIS must approve any substantive change in the terms or conditions of E-2 status. A "substantive change" is defined as a fundamental change in the employer's basic characteristics that would affect the applicant's eligibility for E classification, such as, but not limited to:
- A merger;
- Sale of the division where the foreign national is employed; or
- Other events that affect the treaty investor or employee's previously approved relationship with the treaty enterprise.
Where there has been such a substantive change, the treaty investor or enterprise, if it wishes to continue to employ the foreign national in E-2 status, must notify USCIS by filing a new Form I-129 with fee, and may simultaneously request an extension of stay for the treaty investor or affected employee.
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