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Emigrating to the US for Business Owners

How to get an E-2 visa application to emigrate to the US for Business Owners 

E2 visas are available to certain individuals and businesses who are going to start up, invest or purchase a business in the US. 

L visas are available to those with non-US businesses to expand their operations into the USA and transfer executives, managers, and key employees to their US offices.

For legal advice about this see GHK Attorneys – and for help with the financial side of such an application contact us for help on info@vowles.co.uk

Why should you think of using us?

As Chartered Accountants we are qualified not only to help you to put your plans together, but to certify them as just and reasonable which is a requirement of the US State Department.

However, it is more than that!   We are business experts and we help people like you start businesses every year – so not only do we have the right qualification we also have the right experience to be able to help you.  What’s more our UK principal, Jonathan Vowles, did actually start a US business as a corporation…so he has done what you are intending to do.

What do you need to know?

The US State Department has a fairly rigid set of requirements that your application must contain.  Part of the requirements for a start-up business, under Tab G Marginality, are as follows:

“Start-up Business should also provide:

  • A business plan that analyses the local market and competition and gives a 5-year projection of profit and loss. Projections must be backed up by external sources.
  • A breakdown of start-up costs necessary for the business to become operational. “

In the notes to the requirements, it states that any business must not be a marginal enterprise…that is it must be more than just a job for you as the applicant.    But equally, as it can take time to achieve a reasonable profitability, that marginality (or not) should be looked at across a 5 year period.   Hence the reason for preparing a 5 year business plan – and one that shows you making a fair profit.

What can we do to help you?

We work with you in two ways – either to prepare the financials of the 5-yr plan for your application, or to review and sign off a plan that you have prepared.

To get our help just contact us info@vowles.co.uk

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Jonathan Vowles
Chartered Accountants
114 High Street
Cranfield
MK43 0DG

Tel: 01234 752 566
Fax: 01234 752 577
info@vowles.co.uk

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