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ein for the e-2 visa

Script: How To Get An EIN For The E-2 Visa Hi this is Ben Frear and today I am going to talk about obtaining an EIN for the E-2 visa.  So, the typical E-2 visa case for an individual investor looks like this… The investor has an idea for a business in America in which …

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e2 visa investment examples

Transcript: Three E2 Visa Examples Hi. My name is Ben Frear. I’m an immigration lawyer who helps people with the E2 visa process. In the video that you’re about to watch, I’m gonna walk you through some E2 Visa investment examples. Now, I think this is a great topic because I often times get questions …

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Transcript: Making a TN Application at the Border Hey there, this is Ben Frear and today I’m going to talk about making a TN application at the border. So, a lot of small businesses and entrepreneurs can utilize TN status for professional employees who are nationals of either Canada or Mexico. And TN status offers …

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E2 Change of Status Video Transcript Hey this is Ben Frear and today I’m going to talk about E2 change of status applications. So, there are two ways to apply for the E2 Visa… You can either deal with the Department of State and apply for an E2 visa at an embassy or a consulate …

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Recently, I spoke with someone who was outside of the US, who was interested in applying for the E2 visa. He had a great business idea. This business could run with little or no staff. When he asked if it would work for the E2 visa, I said that while the business sounds great, if …

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For years, immigration lawyers have advocated for more options for startup founders.  Immigrant entrepreneurs are responsible for some of the most celebrated companies in US history including Google,  AT&T & Tesla. Immigrant lead startups offer innovative solutions and products while employing hundreds of thousands of US workers. Unfortunately—despite all the economic benefits they produce—our immigration …

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how to find great e-2 visa franchises

How To Find Great E-2 Visa Franchises Many first time entrepreneurs consider opening up franchises, which is a solid idea. Franchise businesses allow you to run your own business while enjoying the support of the franchisee.  For US citizens who want to open up a franchise, the process is fairly straightforward. You look at some …

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E2 visa residency for uk nationals

The E2 visa residency requirement is unique to E2 visa applicants who are relying on their UK nationality. Why Do We Have A Residency Requirement? For the most part, E2 Visa requirements are uniform. However, there are additional requirements that may apply based on the E2 treaty that your country entered with the US. One …

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rose blumkin story

In this post, I share the story of one of my heroes. Rose Blumkin(AKA Mrs. B) was a 4’10” immigrant who could not speak English when she arrived in the US.  After her arrival in Omaha Nebraska, she opened a used clothing with her husband. 20 years later—with a $500 investment—she started selling furniture out of …

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the l1 vs e2 visa

The L1 vs E2 Visa Recently I spoke with an entrepreneur from the UK who wants to expand her business into the US.  After hearing about her background and goals, two visas stood out as the best options—the L1 Visa and the E2 Visa. This post covers the distinct advantages of each option and offers …

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