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Is the E2 renewal application late?

Old Mar 3rd 2019, 9:49 pm
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If you apply for the E2 Renewal before your existing E2 Visa expires, but do not get it processed/get called to interview before the visa expires is it an issue?
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 10:34 pm
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USCIS processing times do not factor for application timeliness. Only the date it was received.
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Old Mar 4th 2019, 4:11 pm
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So long as your I94's are current you should be OK.
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Old Mar 5th 2019, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by wisygreen View Post
So long as your I94's are current you should be OK.
Thank you. Yes, good through year on that front. The E2 is a great visa in many ways, but the renewal is the same burden of preparation as the initial visa. There are times I wish my wife was American to make my life easy :-)
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It is a difficult visa to be on. We did 3 renewals so understand your concern. To assuage some worry, one renewal our visa had expired 4 months previous to the interview but the embassy official said it was fine as our I94's were current. Good luck!
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 12:29 am
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Good info.
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Old Mar 10th 2019, 1:12 am
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Default Re: Is the E2 renewal application late?

Just to clarify this question - as a hypothetical scenario:

1. E-2 expired
2. i94 current
3. E-2 renewal appointment out of the US (given in cannot be done in the US)

So the applicant leaves the US to attend their appointment, and for some reason the E-2 is not renewed.

Applicant now cannot return to the US, right? Attempting to enter on a ESTA to wrap up affairs would be very questionable and possibly even denied entry.

I'm right in thinking that leaving it late to renew could leave you in a very sticky situation, right?
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Old Mar 11th 2019, 7:52 pm
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Everything is a crap shoot with the E2 treaty investor visa. I know of a couple who were refused a renewal and had their current E2 cancelled in their passport. I think it was for not showing ties to their home country. I have also heard of someone whose visa had expired but I94's current who were refused a renewal but they came back on an ESTA to sort out their affairs. We renewed 3 times and everytime we left the country we had no idea if we would be allowed back. It is one hell of a visa to be on.
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Old Mar 11th 2019, 8:53 pm
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Default Re: Is the E2 renewal application late?

It doesn't matter if you leave it late, you either get a renewal or you don't. If you don't get it I don't think you can use ESTA and instead would need to apply for a B visa to allow time to pack up and leave and even this is not a sure thing. I always plan for the worst and hope for the best but the bottom line is nothing is guaranteed no matter how well in advance you apply.
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