E2 Visa Applications for Canadians

(Below is a transcription of this video)

Hi. My name is Michael Niren, I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of This video is about E-2 visas for Canadians. A lot of
Canadian citizens are moving to the U.S. to start businesses or establish a business there, and one of the main visas that is available for them is called an E-2 visa. We have a U.S. visa team that handles all types of U.S.
visas, including E2 visas.

Requirements for E2 Visa Applications for Canadians

Now, E-2 visas require a lot of paperwork. Essentially, applicants who apply for an E-2 have to make a substantial investment in the U.S. in a business and have to show the U.S. Consulate, the visa officers there, that they have a viable business plan, a reason for going to the U.S., and that this business will be growing. There’s a lot of paperwork, as I said. There are supporting documents you have to show. You should be convincing an immigration officer that you have the skills and background that’s going to make your business successful in the U.S.

Are You Interested in Applying For the E2 Visa?

E2 visas generally are valid for five years, and they can be extended. In some cases, applicants apply for a green card, not directly from an E2 visa, but on the basis of their E2 visa. It’s complicated, but we’ve processed cases like that. So if you are interested in moving to the United States as a businessperson, give us a call or go to our website at, and we can discuss your plans for getting an E2 visa. Thank you, and have a great day.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you apply for your E2 visa.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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