1 – Understand your business
This is the single most critical part of the process. Allow a professional to prepare your plan.
Plan the Funding for your Business
You need to show how you will obtain the required funding as outlined in your business plan.
3 – Structure your Business
Set-up or restructure your US Business Entity (if needed)
Your immigration lawyer will advise you if your current business structure meets applicable legal standards.
4 – Corporate Legal: Compliance
Ensure you have met all applicable licensing and required Federal, State and local compliance for your business
Work with a good corporate lawyer who can assist you with this work.
5 – Corporate Legal: liability protection
Ensure you and your business are properly protected with employment agreements, trademark registrations and other items
Your corporate lawyer can assist you with this,
Place required funding in escrow or spend E2 investment funds. The US Consulate in Singapore have issued gridlines that specifically reference the use of escrow accounts.
A common fallacy is that the E2 investment has to be spent. Our firm typically places all investment into escrow form where it is spent over time, we have never had a case denied or a question on this strategy.
Ensure you have photos for all family members applying that meet DOS requirements.
8 – Prepare Supporting Application Package
The US consulate in Singapore have published distinct instructions for E2 visa applications filed in Singapore.
Allow an experienced immigration lawyer to complete this step for you.
While your lawyer will prepare this document for you it is your declaration. You need to read it and be familiar with it.
10 – File your E2 Application
Your lawyer will complete and file form DS 160 and your E2 visa application package at the US Consulate in Singapore.
E visas are unique in that they are filed at the US consulate and not at USCIS. This saves substantial processing time.
Attend interview in Singapore with a lawyer from our Singapore office.
The US consulate in Singapore is one of the few consulates in the world that allow a lawyer to attend your consular interview with you.