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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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the e3 visa for Australian professionals

The E3 Visa is a fantastic US work visa that is reserved Australian professionals. This guide discusses the E3 Visa benefits, requirements and application process. The Benefits No Restrictive Cap—Much like the H-1b there is an annual limit for E3 Visas. But, unlike with the H-1b cap, the E3 limit has never come close to …

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existing assets for e-2 investment

Using Existing Assets Towards Your E-2 Visa Investment Amount The thought of making a qualifying E2 Visa Investment is intimidating for a few reasons. First, the investment must be substantial. This essentially means that it must be large enough to make your particular business work. So, instead of focusing on the investment amount, the US …

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e2 treaty countries 2021

The E2 Treaty Countries: 2021 Edition For those who are interested in running a business in the US, the E2 Visa is a fantastic option. Those with E2 status can work for their own business in the US. As a bonus, spouses of E2 Visa investors can qualify for work authorization. However, before you can …

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THE AFFIDAVIT OF BONA FIDE MARRIAGE The Affidavit of bona fide marriage is a helpful piece of evidence that can be submitted with your marriage based green card application. Although they not required, the affidavits can add life to your application and demonstrate that your marriage is not a sham. Do You Need an Affidavit …

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