The E1 and E2 US Investor Visa Program
Whether your looking to expand your existing business into the US, create a brand new start-up, or to acquire an existing US business or franchise, you will be pleased to know there are in place visa options for investors from treaty countries who invest into the US. The E1 and E2 treaty investor visa's allow you to reside in and operate your business from the United States.
How to Setup a US Company?
For non-residents, we provide US company incorporation services in any of the 50 states from anywhere in the world. Remove the red tape of traditional business incorporation services and form your company online via-our digital self service platform. Our remote US company incorporation services include everything you need to fully establish a US company.
Forming a US company can provide many benefits and expose you to a multitude of services and opportunities. Whether your an existing business owner that wants to expand into the US market or an entrepreneur that wants to start a new business in the United States, we offer everything you need to incorporate your US company online via our online company incorporation platform.
The E1 & E2 Investor Visa
The E1 treaty trader and E2 treaty investor visa's allow entrepreneurs and business owners to setup physical operations in the US market and sponsor their own visa to operate their business from within the US. The E1 and E2 via program provides excellent opportunities to expand your business into the US.
The first step in the investor via program is to have the company incorporated. Once thats in place, investors must register their company with the E-Visa Unit at the U.S Embassy in the country they reside. To do this, you must submit supporting documents as described in our white paper and wait for a review by the Embassy E-Visa Unit. Once the review is complete, the E-Visa Unit will contact the treaty trader or treaty investor to arrange an interview date.
E-1 Treaty Trader Example
A Singapore based shoe design and manufacturing company has been trading its goods to the United States for the last several years. Over 50% of their international trade takes place exclusively between the United States and Singapore. Over the last year their trade has grown significantly and now they wish to move sales staff permanently to the United States to help increase their trade. The Singapore shoe business, its founders and staff may benefit from an E-1 treaty trader visa.
E-2 Treaty Investor Example
A successful British investor and tech entrepreneur recently purchased a 75% stake in a startup located in Los Angeles for $250,000. The startup operates at a profit and employs over 20 staff, most of whom are American citizens. If all the conditions for the visa are met, the investor could obtain an E-2 treaty investor visa to oversee the company in the United States. In addition, the investor is able to send over well qualified product managers to the United States to work in the company.
International Corporate Tax Rates?
When deciding to incorporate oversea's, corporate tax rates are an important consideration. Dependent upon company structure and business model, locations can vary. As of 2018, the U.S has a restructured corporate tax rate that is extremely competitive for businesses. With a new rate of 21%, the U.S offers business options far more competitive than many major markets.
- The U.S provides access to one of the largest markets in the world
- You do not need to be a resident or tax resident to operate a company
- Sponsor your own U.S visa through setting up your own U.S company
Filing Documents with State
For step 1 in your company formation, the filling of incorporation documents with the state or federal government is required. As part of our U.S company formation services we will file these documents on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
Obtaining an EIN Tax ID
An EIN Tax ID is required by the IRS and U.S Banks to track your business associated income and operate your business legally. As part of our U.S business formation services we will obtain an EIN on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
Registered Agent Services
If you’re forming a corporation or a limited liability company, you’ll need to select a registered agent for your business and provide the agent’s name and address on the formation documents you file with the state. We can provide this service on your behalf. We offer registered agent services in 50 states.
Bylaws and Resolutions
Bylaws and resolutions are the initial decisions of your corporation’s board of directors and basic "operating rules" of your corporation. As part of our U.S company formation services we will provide initial drafts of these on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
U.S Business Bank Account
Foreigners (non-U.S. residents) can open a U.S. business bank account for their company. You don’t have to be an American or a U.S. resident to open a business bank account in the U.S. There are 2 main options for foreigners who need to open an account, in person or via an international branch.
Mail Handling and Forwarding
Aside from the registered agent services for ongoing business operation requirements a U.S address is required to setup your business to receive incorporation documents such as your EIN, business licenses etc. We will provide you an ongoing fixed U.S business address.
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Setting up a Company and Obtaining an E1 and E2 Company Visa in the US