E-2 Investment Visa Approvals for Restaurant Owner and Product Manager
E-2 Success Story I: Dual Citizenship AIT Interviews Awarded 5-Year E-2 Visa
Investment amount: $200,000
Position: Executive Officer, Business Owner
Company establishment date: 2019
Business items: Northern California restaurants
Number of employees: 7
Ms. Ma, born in the Philippines, has a Philippine passport and has been working in the restaurant industry in Taiwan for more than 20 years and has also obtained a Taiwanese passport. Ms. Ma has invested USD 100,000, but lacks the background of a business owner or manager. After our analysis and evaluation, Ms. Ma chose to interview at AIT with a Taiwanese passport. We advised Ms. Ma to invest another US$100,000 to meet the operation level of the restaurant, guided Ms. Ma to obtain a Taiwanese chef’s license first, assisted in redrafting the business plan, and after several interviews and training, she successfully passed the AIT interview to obtain a 5-year E-2 visa.
E-2 Success Story II: MNC’s 3 Month New Employee Obtains 5 Year E-2 Visa
Investment amount: $5 million
Position: Product Manager
Date of company establishment: 1996
Business items: Electronics industry
Number of employees: 15
Ms. Lin, aged 43, has a master’s degree in business administration from Australia and has worked in information services for 15 years. The difficulty in this case is that Ms. Lin does not have a professional background in the relevant field, and is a new employee, how to prove her indispensable importance! Therefore, the interview strategy is to emphasize that Ms. Lin’s work experience has been involved in the electronics industry, and is familiar with the relevant product industry chain and the layout of the U.S. market. At the same time, we guided the U.S. company to adjust the organizational structure of the staff to create a position more in line with Ms. Lin’s content! With our assistance, Ms. Lin was able to obtain a 5-year E-2 visa within 3 months of her arrival.
What is an E-2 visa?
E-2 visas are non-immigrant visas issued to citizens of countries with which the U.S. has an investment treaty, allowing the holder to come to the U.S. to engage in business activities such as investment and development, etc. E visas are generally valid for 4-5 years, with little restriction on the length of stay as long as the visa is valid, but upon expiration of the visa, the holder must reapply for a new E-2 visa.
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