L-1 and E-2 visas are two of the most common and utilized options for foreign nationals to set up new businesses in the U.S. Both of them are temporary nonimmigrant work visas that allow the visa holders to live and work in the U.S. Our office has helped many foreign executives, businessmen, and investors to make their decision as to which one better fits their unique circumstances and needs. See our L-1 page for a great chart on L-1’s vs. E-2.s See our E-2 page for a great video and process document for E-2s.
A few months ago, I wrote an article regarding the requirements of the E-Visa However, during my consultations, I am repeatedly asked similar questions from entrepreneurs about what it takes to start a business in the United States. Therefore, I decided to write this article to answer in more details, besides the basic immigration requirements, what one can do to start a business in the U.S.