July 4, 2018

The applicant is a Japanese national who is applying for a treaty investor status on his arrival to the United States. The applicant is a highly skilled chef in a specific Japanese form of cooking and has come to assist another treaty investor business by training US citizens in this particular form of cooking.

June 22, 2018

The case concerns a Pakistani immigrant appealing to reclassify himself as an investor and a non preference immigrant after he failed to maintain his legal status. The issue comes in proving that the applicant has had the $10,000 invested in a business per the regulations of section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

June 2, 2018

The applicant is a British national who is in Texas, United States for pleasure purposes but has applied for a reclassification as a treaty investor citing an investment and provided financial statements as proof of the investment.

May 25, 2018

The applicant is a Korean national who has applied for a treaty investor visa on the basis of a future investment that he plans to make. However, he has not made any required investments into his proposed investment business after being granted the status and simply has funds sitting in wait after he had transferred funds to the United States as a non immigrant visitor, claiming ignorance of such requirements.

May 25, 2018

Miss Kobayashi and Miss Doi were Japanese citizens in the United States who were seeking a change of status after their last extension of stay and applied for an E-2 visa under the argument that they were key employees of their employer, an E-2 visa holder that owned a business in Hawaii.

May 17, 2018

You have to show that you will “develop and direct” your E-2 company as an executive or supervisor. You can understand what executive or supervisor duties are by reading 8 CFR 214.2

May 17, 2018

If you buy an existing business, the cost is generally the purchase price, which is usually the fair market value of the business. If you want to start a new business, then the value of that business will be “the actual cost needed to establish such a business to the point of being operational,” according to 9 FAM 41.51 N10.2 (which is a manual that immigra