Can you invest in the USA on an E2 visa without starting a business?

Is it possible to invest in the USA and apply for an E2 visa without starting a business?

The answer is yes.

It is possible to invest in the USA and get your E2 visa approved without starting the business. However, you still need to invest the money and show proof that your investment is substantial and at risk. At risk means that there is a financial risk associated with an investment. The investor could potentially lose some or all of their investment capital.

It’s important to evaluate an investment’s potential risks and rewards carefully and have a well-defined risk management strategy to mitigate any potential losses. Hence, we always recommend our clients have an escrow agreement at hand in case of E2 visa denial.

Two ways to invest without starting a business are by investing in an existing business or a franchise. But, we highly recommend investing in a franchise instead since it offers a proven business model and support from the franchisor. This is valued more highly in the eye of a USCIS officer compared to other businesses.

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What is an escrow agreement?

An escrow agreement is a legal arrangement where a third party holds funds or assets on behalf of two parties until certain conditions are met.

In the context of an E2 visa, an escrow account or agreement may be required to show that the investor has made a substantial investment in a qualifying business. The funds may be held in escrow until the visa is approved, ensuring the investor is committed to the investment and the business’s success. In case of the E2 visa denial, the funds held in escrow will typically be returned to you.

When opening an escrow account or signing an escrow agreement, it’s essential to work with a reputable escrow company or attorney. The agreement terms should be clearly defined and agreed upon by all parties involved. This can include the conditions for releasing the funds from escrow, the timeline for the investment, and any other requirements necessary for the E2 visa application. Consult today to invest in the USA with confidence.

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