Video: The E2 Visa Process for 2023
Hi everyone! it’s Angie Rupert, E2 visa attorney from Rupert Law Group. We handle almost exclusively E2 and E1 visas so, no matter what treaty country you’re from or where you want to be we can help.
Today we’re going to talk a little bit about the E2 visa process, this is the question that I get all the time from people who call and e-mail so, I thought maybe we would go over things to help break it down.
There are 3 stages in the E2 visa application process:
1. Checklist of E2 visa documents
Stage one is where we let you know all of the documents that we’re going to need in order to apply and we work together to get those documents. So, once you decide to work with us we will send you a checklist of documents and go over all the documents that we’re going to need in order to apply.
During the process we talk about every three weeks or so in order to assure that you have all of the documents that we feel are needed for each of the requirements for the E2 visa.
And that takes most people about three to four months, some people take much longer some clients do it much faster that will be ultimately up to you and will work with your timeline but and we will work with you throughout that process.
2. E2 Visa Application preparation
Stage number two is the application preparation. That’s totally on us, we put the entire application together and that normally takes about two weeks or so.
3. Submission and Interview
Stage three is where we send that application to the government and they review and let us know about your E2 Visa interview date if you’re going through the Department of State or, if you’re going through USCIS we mail it off and then we wait for a response. If you file premium processing we will get that response within two to three weeks if not, it will take probably 9 to 12 months to get that response.
So, if you do go through the Department of State usually it will take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks or so in order to find out when your interview is. Once we know when that interview date is we will set up a call to go over the entire interview process; what to take, what to bring, what they usually ask, where to go, all of those questions about one week before your interview.
Once you go to the interview at the US consulate or embassy in your home country (that interview usually lasts about 10 minutes or so) at the end of the interview they will normally tell you almost, in almost every case whether you get the visa or you don’t. If you get the visa you’ll leave the passport for you and your derivative family members at the embassy or consulate and go home and those will arrive in the mail for you about one week later with the E2 visas glued in. From the moment you get those you can come to the United states anytime and begin work on your E2 visa business.
So, for most people based on steps 1, 2 and 3 if you start today you can plan on going to that interview at the US consulate or embassy or having approval probably about 6 to 9 months from today. That gives you kind of a sense of how we work through the process, the three stages of the process and approximately how long it takes to get through that process.
Hopefully this was very helpful for you, if you have any questions about your E2 visa please don’t hesitate to reach out anytime. Thanks, have a great day.
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