“America is a nation that welcomes all those who share our ideals and values. We have always drawn strength from the brightest and most dedicated people coming here and reaching for the American dream.” Barack Obama
For a large percentage of individuals coming to the United States to live and work a vital component of their American dream is to own a business.
The E-2 non-immigrant visa is perfect for those foreign nationals who are interested in starting a business in the United States. E2 Visas have a rigorous application process that can be taxing for many individuals. In order to successfully gain an E2 Visa, applicants must:
- Be a citizen of a country which the US has a treaty with, specifically for commerce and navigation. Citizenship is required. Simply being a permanent resident is not enough.
- Prove that the applicant has invested economically or is in the process of investing economically in a bona fide U.S. business. This often requires extensive paperwork and might include the need for witnesses or statements from current U.S. citizens.
- Prove that the applicant is coming to the U.S. solely for establishing, developing, or doing work for the business in which they have invested.
Clearly, getting an E2 Visa is not the simplest task. While such a Visa is a great option for many businesspeople, there’s no denying that fulfilling the application’s requirements carries a certain amount of risk.
The E-2 Visa requires a substantial investment of capital in a viable business in the U.S. with significant risk to the applicant. Unlike an EB-5 individual an individual does not become a resident. They are in the United States on a temporary basis an must return to their home country upon expiration of the visa.
How E&M Global Insurance helps E-2 individuals
That’s where E&M Global Insurance comes in.
E&M Global Insurance understand the difficulties and complexities of starting or taking over a business. Our goal for an individual or group is simplicity. As leaders in international health insurance as well as 15 years insurance in domestic insurance, we know the right questions to ask to make the process as simple as possible. Our experts will work closely with you to ensure that the best policies are made available to you. Your success is our success!
Having good insurance, like that offered by E&M, can help bring you peace of mind and security as you fulfill the requirements of the E2 Visa and beyond, once you’ve been established with your business. Life can be unpredictable, but a sudden medical issue could easily throw your plans for E2 Visa application or your travel to the U.S. into jeopardy.
With the right life and health insurance policies, these issues become much more manageable. You can confidently apply for an E2 Visa or, if you’ve been accepted, come to the U.S. to begin work, knowing that you can afford any potential pitfalls in the future. Financial security is everything to a new business; why risk your finances with a sub-par insurance policy?
We take pride in making sure a business/individual either has a high-quality group policy, international or domestic policy by the first day they are in the United States. Starting a business is already difficult enough-having proper insurance brings you one step closer to success.