Frequently asked questions from our clientsWe bring you a list of questions that can help you answer some questions about investment and migration to the United States.
Being a citizen of a country to maintain a Free Trade and Navigation Agreement with the United States.
The investment to be made must be substantial.
The investor must have control of the funds and must irrevocably allocate the funds to the business or commercial enterprise. fondos al negocio o emprendimiento comercial.
The investment must be made in a real, operational and non-marginal undertaking.
This means that the business must generate significant income greater than the necessary to support the investor and his family.
The investor must come to the United States to operate and develop the business / entrepreneurship.
You will be able to work legally in the United States for your own company that is hold it your own investment.
Your spouse and unmarried children (under 21 years of age) will access said visa.
Your spouse can apply for a work permit to work in your company or in other.
Their children will be able to study in public or private schools.
You will have no travel restrictions in and out of the US.
You will be able to get unlimited extensions, as long as your business remains in functioning.
The duration of the visa will depend on the country from which you originate, for example, to Argentines and Colombians, the E2 visa is usually valid for five years, for mexicans is four years old. However, it is important to note that these issues can change over time, for example, visas a few years ago E-2 for Mexicans was only valid for one year, then changed to four years. It is important that you review this with an immigration attorney.
When one chooses a business in franchise format to apply for a visa investor, you are choosing a safer and less hindered path. When a person comes from a foreign country and wants to invest in the US, encounters a radically different business culture and economic scenario the one you are used to operating. Our initial recommendation is usually always the same: the business that will grant all the necessary knowledge on how to operate, and also gives them the status of legality with the investor visa, it should be a franchise, since they are audited by the US Federal Trade Commission, which will allow you to have a much more predictable panorama and greater clarity when investing in a business.
No, the E-2 visa requires that the investment be active, this means that your presence as a business owner it must be essential for the business to function. If the company works without your presence, the consular agent at your interview for the E-2 Visa probably then ask why he should give you the visa, precisely if the business can be operated without you living in the US.
Yes, it is a strict process. You will need to document where those funds come from, so are usually documented through bank accounts, tax returns, wills, employment records, etc.
You will not be able to stay under the investor visa, you will have to change the status for your account, they usually change status to the F-1 visa to attend college.
The answer will depend on several factors: Do you have family somewhere? Have houses or contacts? How much money do you have available to support your family? first months? However, in general terms, we find Texas very interesting, as it is a very friendly state for foreign investment.
To buy a franchise we must take into account as a first criterion a good level of English since it will provide training before starting the business and during, in addition software, contracts, manuals that will always be in English. By On the other hand, it is necessary to know that the franchise will be a business partner and with whom you will be in contact all the time, that is why communication must be fluid.
Within the software managed by Interlink we have more than 30 industries where divide the 750 franchises we work with. The most chosen by our customers vary according to preferences, but we can name some as remodeling within of the home, interior decoration, automotive industry, and real estate as the most popular.
It is a fairly quick process, it can take approx. 4-5 weeks, and in case There is an American partner, the period can vary from 5-8 business days.
There's no need. The constitution of the company is done by filling out a questionnaire with specific data and providing documentation, but it is not necessary to find in the United States for it, since the means can be electronic mail.