RETAIL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Current E2 Project
: In-Fretta Urban Pizza
In-Fretta is a fast casual concept with an approachable Chef-driven menu.
Build-your-own pizza, pasta and salad; Made-to-order life-changing wings;
Craft beer and wine on tap and a full bar.
Eat in, pick up or we deliver.
To be eligible for an E-2 Visa,
an investor must:
Be a citizen of a treaty country eligible for E-2 visa
Invest (at least $150,000-$200,000) in a qualifying business anywhere in the US
Employ at least one person (not including the investor and his family) in a full time position
Show source of funds for the money invested in the new business
Either directly manage the investment business, be an executive officer of the business, or be an employee with specialized skills
The investor must demonstrate that the source of funds used for the investment are derived from lawful sources by providing five years of tax returns and other evidence relevant to the source of funds, such as pay stubs, dividend receipts, or any closing documents for the sale of real property.
E2 visas are temporary visas for investors who would like to purchase or open a business in the US by making a “substantial” investment. Unlike other non-immigrant visa categories, the E2 program is based on reciprocal treaties of commerce and navigation between the US and other countries. Unless such a treaty exists between the US and your country, you are probably not eligible for an E2 visa.
While the US Department of State (DOS) has not defined “substantial” investment by establishing a minimum amount for E2 visas, we recommend an investment of at least $150,000-$200,000 for most businesses. The investor must own at least 51% of the business and the smaller the business investment, the greater the ownership percentage expected by DOS. Additionally, an E2 investor should plan to employ at least one full time position who is not a member of the investor’s family. For investors in new businesses, the E2 visa is granted for an initial period of two years. For established businesses, the visa is granted in five year increments and can be renewed indefinitely, so long as sufficient investment is maintained for the full term of the visa.
An E2 investor can bring his or her spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 to the US. The spouse and children can study in the US and the spouse may apply for employment authorization documents to work in the US. However, when the E2 dependent children reach the age of 21, they must obtain alternative legal status in the US or return to the country of origin.
As part of our immigration and investment services, we can also provide retail business development opportunities with many successful national and global franchises, including well-known restaurant chains and other applicable businesses that might be available.
Should you have any additional questions about Fairhaven Capital Advisors or the valuable investment services that we can provide, please contact Daryl Kaiser at 1.360.788.5176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.