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    E2 Visa Chapter 5 – Job Creation *

    E2 Treaty Investor Visa - Small Businesses

    E2 Visa Small Business Under $500K

    – E2 Visa Guide – Start Up/Buy Your Own Business
    – E2 Chapter 1 – Definitions and Eligibility
    – E2 Chapter 2 – Obligations of the Investor
    – E2 Chapter 3 – Making the Investment
    – E2 Chapter 4 – Making a “Substantial” Investment
    – E2 Chapter 5 – Job Creation
    – E2 Chapter 6 – Spouse and Children of Investor
    – E2 Chapter 7- Indefinite E2 Visa
    – E2 Chapter 8 – Summary

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    Job Creation

    The short answer is yes.  Why? Because of the doctrine of Marginal Investments. A marginal investment is one where no matter how large the sum invested the investment will only generate enough income to provide a minimal living for the treaty investor and his or her family. Where the investment is deemed to be marginal the application will fail.   The easiest way to satisfy any argument that the investment is marginal is to show that the investment will create jobs.

    Even if the enterprise is unlikely to take on employees, but rather regularly use contractors, this should satisfy the marginal investment test. In hiring subcontractors as its work force the enterprise will expand job opportunities locally or otherwise have a significant favorable impact on the local economy.

    Is There a Time Frame For Creating These Jobs?

    Yes, providing that within five years the enterprise would generate reasonable additional employment, then the enterprise should not be deemed marginal.

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    – E2 Visa Testimonial – Joe – LA Film Maker
    – E2 Visa Testimonial – Raj – Shopkeeper
    – E2 Visa: List of Qualifying Countries
    – Entering US: Visa Waiver or B2 Visa
    – EB5 – Direct to Green Card $500K Investment

    US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

    Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
    Admitted in New York.
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