E-2 Visas

E-2 Visas

Raleigh E-2 Visa Immigration Lawyers

Working in the U.S. requires proper work authorization. The most common way to secure work authorization is through a nonimmigrant visa. Each nonimmigrant visa category has specific requirements based on the type of work being done and the person applying.

The E-2 nonimmigrant visa is unique in that is designed for foreign nationals who are interested in investing substantial capital to start or expand a U.S. business in which they will have at least 50% ownership.

At Gardner Law, PLLC, our lawyers have a thorough understanding of immigration law and we can work with you to determine which visa will best suit your needs.

To schedule a case evaluation, call our firm at (919) 355-5134.

About E-2 Visas

E-2 nonimmigrant visas are granted to eligible citizens of countries that have existing treaty agreements with the United States. In order to qualify for an E-2 visa, foreign nationals must make a substantial investment in a new or existing U.S. business.

Also called the treaty investor visa, the E-2 visa provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to see their U.S. business dream come true. Investors must provide a business plan and show that they are placing their personal investment dollars at risk in this U.S. enterprise. There is no required investment amount. Each investment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of business and financial projections outlined in the business plan.

Spouses and children of E-2 visa holders are eligible to come to the U.S. with the primary investor and can also apply for work authorization once they enter the U.S.

If you are interested in obtaining an E-2 visa, our firm can help by analyzing the sum of your investment and determine if an existing company investment may qualify. We are happy to work with you to determine the best visa options for you and your business goals.

Contact Gardner Law, PLLC to learn more about our employment-based visa services.

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Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Approved Green Card AC21 Portability at the I-485 Interview

    We worked with her and her new employer to finalize her employment, prepare the I-485 Supplement J and gather the documentation to present at her interview under AC21 to allow her to port her I-140 and green card application.

  • Approved for Adjustment of Status Family Member Adjustment of Status Granted

    Our client wanted to apply for adjustment of status via the 245i form, based on her sister’s US Citizenship that was granted many years prior to our case.

  • Secured Their Green Cards H2B to LPR

    After successfully getting Form 9089 certified by the Dept of Labor for supervisory positions with the company, we were able to reach out to the employees and work with the company to submit an I-140/I-485 petition which was successfully approved.

  • Waiver Approved I-601A Waiver

    Waver was pending for almost one year, but it was approved and we are currently working on consular processing.

  • Received Certificate of Citizenship N-600

    This LPR client came to us worried about naturalizing because she had a bad criminal record and her naturalization application would probably be denied. After a thorough review of her family history, we realized she was already a US citizen through the Child Citizenship Act.

  • Secure a New P1 Visa for 3 Years P1 Visa

    We were able to work with his new manager to put together the needed information about their business, required licenses, and his ability to secure a new P1 visa for 3 years.

  • Released from ICE / Pending Work Permit Removal (Bond Motion)

    Immigrant had a prior order of removal from over 10 years ago. He was detained by ICE again and his US citizen wife hired us to try to get him out. We filed a Motion To Reopen his In Absentia Order with the immigration court in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Green Card was Granted Same-Sex, Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status

    The petition did not have any red flags but the USCIS officer interviewed them separately (Stokes Interview) and asked incredibly specific and detailed questions about their finances, work history, and friends and family.

  • Filed for I-918 U-Visa Petition U Visa Certification

    Re-submitted the request, along with the USCIS regulations noting that she had met the requirements in having provided assistance as well as her state of mind following the incident.

  • Renew Existing I-765 While Pending VAWA & I-48 VAWA

    We submitted her application, received a prima facie determination, and asked for her marriage-based I-485 to be held in abeyance until the I-360 VAWA petition could be approved.


The Right Attorneys

May Make All the Difference in the Outcome of Your Case
  • High Quality Legal Representation

    As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.

  • Your Success Is Our Priority

    Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.

  • Hablamos Español

    Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Law support team is fluent in Spanish as well. Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case. We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.

  • We Educate Clients

    We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.