The Ukraine E-2 visa category could be one of the avenues citizens of Ukraine could use to enter the United States in an expedited way. We have been receiving numerous calls from Ukrainian citizens wanting to relocate to the United States. While President Biden is allowing up to 100,000 Ukrainian citizens to enter the US, this process could take years. One often-overlooked option is the E-2 visa, which allows citizens of certain countries to enter the United States and run their companies. These visas are valid for as long as the treaty enterprise is functioning.
What is an E-2 Visa?
The E-2 visa allows citizens of more than 40 countries with treaties with the United States to enter the country to oversee their investment. Ukraine signed a treaty with the United States on November 16, 1996, which allows its citizens to enter the United States, invest in a company, and remain in the United States for as long as the treaty enterprise is functioning. These treaties also allow spouses and children of the investor who are under 21 to enter the United States, work, and attend school.
What is the Minimum Investment Amount Required for an E-2 Visa?
One of the best features of the E-2 visa is that it does not require a minimum amount of investment. Attorney Ahmad Yakzan has successfully helped clients with investments as low as $17,000 gain E-2 status. The only requirement is for the treaty enterprise to be viable. In other words, a successful applicant must show that his investment is enough for the company to generate enough money to successfully operate the company.
What Type of Business Can a Ukraine E-2 Visa Applicant Use?
There are no limitations on the type of business a citizen of Ukraine can use for a successful grant of E-2 status. The only requirement is that the business must be legal in the United States and its operations do not violate US law and it does not require a special license not granted to non-US citizens. Attorney Ahmad Yakzan has helped car wash owners, restaurant owners and owners of car dealerships successfully gain E-2 visa status in the United States and abroad.
Where Can I Apply for a Ukraine E-2 Visa?
One of the benefits of the E-2 visa is that an applicant may apply for the visa in the United States or abroad. Applicants who are in the United States, on valid status, may apply for a change of status in the United States. Applicants who are outside of the United States may also apply for an E-2 visa at any United States consulate that processes E-2 visa applications. So a Ukraine E-2 visa applicant may apply for an e-2 visa even though he is not in Ukraine as long as he resides in a country with a consulate that processes these visas.
Does an E-2 Visa Lead to a Green Card?
The short answer to this question is maybe. A Ukraine E-2 investor could possibly gain permanent residence in the United States if he qualifies for an employment preference category for permanent residence. For example, a Ukraine E-2 visa holder could gain permanent residence if his investment surpasses the amount necessary for an EB-5 enterprise. He may also qualify for a first preference employment green card if he can show that he is an international manager.
Why Should I Hire the American Dream Law Office for a Ukraine E-2 Visa?
Attorney Ahmad Yakzan has helped numerous clients gain E-2 visa status in the United States and abroad. Call the American Dream Law Office at 1(888)963-7326 or on WhatsApp at +1727-301-9328 24/7 to schedule a strategy session.