San Antonio E2 Employee Visa Lawyer
What is a E2 Visa for Employee?
Work Visa for Employees of E2 Investors
The E2 Visa is both an investor visa and work visa. The E2 visa is used by investors and business owners as an investor visa, and it is also used by employees of E2 investors as a work visa. E2 investors use the E2 Employee Visa to bring foreign workers to the US to work for their US businesses. To qualify, first the employee must have the same nationality as the E2 investor they will work for in the US. Secondly, the employee must be coming to the US to work as an executive, manager or as a key employee. For more information about the E2 work visa for employees, call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers.
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The major benefits the E2 Employee Visa offers are:
1. Live in the USA
The applicant and immediate family will be able to legally live in the USA. Immediate family includes spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21.
2. Work in the USA
The applicant will be authorized to legally work in the USA. The applicant’s spouse will also be eligible to get a work permit. This work permit allows the spouse to legally work for any employer in the USA.
3. Public Education
Children will have access to schools in the USA and be able to attend classes from Pre-K to high school.
Children that have graduated from high school will be able to attend universities in the US without a Student Visa.
5. Social Security Number
The applicant and spouse will be able to get Social Security Numbers.
6. Driver’s License
The applicant and spouse will be able to get a US Driver’s License.
There are 3 main requirements to getting the E2 Employee Visa:
1. Job Offer from E2 Investor
The most important requirement to obtain an E2 Employee visa is to be offered a job from someone who has an E2 Visa (an E2 Investor), or from someone who at least qualifies to get an E2 Visa for him/herself. To learn about the E2 Visa requirements see our ‘E2 Visa’ page under “Investor Visas’.
2. Job Offer as Executive, Manager or Key Employee
The E2 Employee visa is only for high-level personnel such as executives and managers. Key employees also qualify. A key employee is one that possesses specialized skills that are valuable and necessary for the business to operate.
3. Same Nationality as E2 Investor
The person applying for the E2 Employee Visa and the E2 investor making the job offer must have the same nationality. For example, if the E2 investor is Canadian, the E2 Employee must also be Canadian.
Applying for the E2 Employee Visa is a simple process that has the following steps:
1. Document Checklist
Once you hire our law firm, our immigration attorney will prepare a very detailed checklist of the documents needed to prepare the E2 Employee Visa application. This checklist is the most important part of the application, because it explains exactly which documents will be needed to apply for the E2 for the employee.
2. Application Prepared
Once the attorney has received the requested documents, we will prepare the E2 Employee Visa application.
3. Interview with US Consulate
The last step of the E2 Employee Visa process is the visa interview. Once the application is ready, we will schedule the interview appointment, for the applicant and immediate family, at a US Consulate. Prior to this interview, our immigration attorney will prepare the applicant for the visa interview.
How long does the E2 Visa for Employees last?
Generally, the E2 Employee Visa can be issued for up to 5 years at a time. It can also be renewed in increments of up to 5 years. More importantly, there is no limit to the number of times the E2 Employee Visa can be renewed.
Does the employer need to have the E2 Visa for the employee to qualify for the E2 Employee Visa?
No, if the employer qualifies for the E2 visa, even if he/she has never even applied for it, the employee can apply for the E2 Employee Visa. However, it is important to keep in mind that the employer and the employee must have the same nationality.
For more information Contact our San Antonio E2 Employee Visa Lawyer
If you would like to set up a consultation with an immigration lawyer to discuss the time, costs and other requirements associated with an E2 Employee Visa application, please call (210) 858-9681.