Entrepreneur Visa: How to Start a Business in the U.S.

As an entrepreneur, you may want to establish your business in the United States to tap into the country’s vast market and opportunities. However, obtaining a visa to start a business in the U.S. can be challenging, given the strict eligibility requirements and the complex application process. This post will provide an overview of the Entrepreneur Visa and how to start a business in the United States with the help of Tourzani & Long, LLC.

What is an Entrepreneur Visa?

The Entrepreneur Visa, also known as the E-2 Visa, is a non-immigrant visa that allows foreign entrepreneurs to start and run a business in the U.S. The visa is granted to individuals from countries that have a treaty of commerce and navigation with the U.S. The E-2 Visa allows you to stay in the U.S. for up to five years, and it is renewable for an indefinite number of times.

Eligibility Requirements for an Entrepreneur Visa

To qualify for an Entrepreneur Visa, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of a treaty country
  • You must have invested a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. There is no set minimum amount, but it should be significant enough to ensure the success of the business
  • The business must be a bona fide enterprise capable of generating a significant income and creating jobs for U.S. citizens or authorized workers
  • You must have at least 50% ownership of the business or have operational control over it
  • You must be coming to the U.S. to develop and direct the business

Application Process for an Entrepreneur Visa

To apply for an Entrepreneur Visa, you must follow these steps:

  • Form a U.S. company. You must form a U.S. company and register it with the state where it will be located
  • Gather supporting documents. You must provide supporting documents, such as business plans, financial statements, and market research reports, to prove your business is viable
  • Submit Form DS-160. You must submit Form DS-160, which is an online non-immigrant visa application, along with a fee of $205
  • Schedule a visa interview. You must schedule a visa interview at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country
  • Attend the visa interview. You must attend the visa interview and provide all the necessary documents to the consular officer

How Tourzani & Long, LLC Can Help You

Starting a business in the U.S. and obtaining an Entrepreneur Visa can be complex and overwhelming. Tourzani & Long, LLC can provide legal assistance and guidance throughout the application process. Their experienced attorneys can help you:

  • Determine your eligibility for an Entrepreneur Visa based on your circumstances
  • Develop a solid business plan that meets the requirements of the visa
  • Help you with the formation of your U.S. company
  • Gather all the necessary supporting documents
  • Represent you at the visa interview and assist with any follow-up requests from the consular officer

The Help You Need

Obtaining an Entrepreneur Visa can be a daunting task, but with the help of Tourzani & Long, LLC, the process can be streamlined and stress-free. Their experienced attorneys can guide you through the application process, from determining your eligibility to representing you at the visa interview. Contact Tourzani & Long, LLC at (201) 987-0036 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how they can help you start your business in the United States.

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