• Fast processing
  • Spouse and dependent children under 21 years old may be included in this visa
  • Allows the applicant and his/her family to live in the USA without being subject to

worldwide income taxation

  • No minimum education or language requirements
  • Applicant may stay in the US indefinitely as long as business continues to meet

requirements under the E-2 Visa scheme



  • Invest between USD200,000 to USD300,000 to establish a new business or acquire an

existing business in the USA

  • The business must be profitable — meaning that it must generate enough profits to

meet the investor’s needs

  • The business must contribute positively to the growth of the USA economy
  • Create 2-4 jobs for American citizens in the USA
  • Submit a detailed business proposal with the application
  • Have no criminal record
  • Complete a medical examination
  • Provide proof of the source of funding for the investment
  • Pass a due diligence check



  • Must apply in-person in a US consulate
  • The investor must be in the process of acquiring or creating their business at the time they

submit their E-2 visa application





  • Current American economy is advantageous for international investment
  • Strong Chinese Yuan exchange rate
  • Profitable real estate market
  • Spouse and children under 21 years old are included in the same application
  • Applicant is not required to participate in the daily operations of the business invested in
  • Allows for a return on investment



  • Invest between USD500,000 to USD1,000,000 in an eligible commercial enterprise
  • Investment must be at risk and create at least 10 jobs for qualified US workers in USA
  • Investment funds have to originate from lawful sources
  • Proof of no criminal record



The application process timeline varies and the number of applications permitted is limited

by the government every year

  • Visa: Successful applicants and dependents will be granted a conditional residency visa
  • Permanent residency card: After 21 months, the candidate is eligible for the condition

removal application and successful applicants can obtain the permanent resident card





  • The L-1 visa is a temporary, non-immigrant visa to allow qualified overseas companies to relocate foreign qualified that company
  • The visa can be used for executives, management or professional employees with specialist knowledge



  • L-1 vis holders do not have to maintain a foreign residency during their U.S. stay
  • L-1 vis holders are eligible to seek permanent residency status
  • Family members of the L-1 visa holder may be granted authorisation to work in the U.S.


Employer Requirements

  • The US company must have a qualifying relationship with a
  • The foreign entity must be established and conducting business for the duration of the applicants stay in the U.S.
  • The foreign entity can be a corporation, non-profit, religious or charitable organisation
  • The U.S company must conduct, or plan to conduct a viable business in the U.S.
  • If a new U.S. company is established it must have physical premises


Employee Requirements

  • The employee must have worked at least one year in the foreign qualifying entity outside the U.S. during the three year period prior to application
  • Applicants for an L-1A visa must be seeking to enter the U.S. to provide a service in an executive or managerial capacity in accordance with federal law
  • Applicants for an L-1B visa must be seeking to enter the U.S. to provide a service in a specialised knowledge capacity, which must be beyond the ordinary and not commonplace within the industry
  • The employee must be qualified to hold their position by virtue of their prior education and experience
  • The employee may not be principally controlled or supervised by an unaffiliated employer

The L-1 visa holder must intend to depart from the U.S. upon completion of the authorised stay



  • The application process takes between 6 to 12 months
  • Generally, applications should be submitted to a US consulate in the territory where the applicant is based
  • Employer and employee must complete applications


  • Dual intent is allowed, and application will not be refused on the basis that the applicant intends to immigrate to the U.S.