E2 visa proof of intent to return

Old Oct 19th 2023, 8:00 pm
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Hi I wonder if anyone can help. We are renting a place here having sold our home to move to the US. We are going to rent in Texas for six months whilst we look for an e2 biz to buy there. Do we have to keep the rental here as proof of intent to return for when we apply for our E2? We are going on our B2 visa so intend to expedite a change of status then do the London route after to speed things up. Thanks
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Old Oct 23rd 2023, 5:08 pm
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A foreign residence isn't required to demonstrate eligibility for E-2 status. You will, however, need to sign a letter expressing your intent to depart the U.S. upon expiration of your E status.
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A foreign residence isn't required to demonstrate eligibility for E-2 status. You will, however, need to sign a letter expressing your intent to depart the U.S. upon expiration of your E status.
Thanks, since posting this I asked an immigration lawyer and they said because im
british, the London embassy need to see a rental agreement or mortgage and utility bills.
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Thanks for clarifying – yes, you're quite right, there is a residency requirement particular to British E-2s, which is a qualitative assessment looking at your overall ties to the UK
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Originally Posted by LivvyBlake
Thanks, since posting this I asked an immigration lawyer and they said because im
british, the London embassy need to see a rental agreement or mortgage and utility bills.
Either way, what visa are you using to enter the US to live for six months? The VWP only allows you 90 days.
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Either way, what visa are you using to enter the US to live for six months? The VWP only allows you 90 days.
B-2 visas permit stays of up to 6 months
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Originally Posted by oward
B-2 visas permit stays of up to 6 months
But it is anyone’s guess how long folks with no jobs and no residence back home will be admitted for. Though I gather the OP has been advised by counsel to keep their UK residence.
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B-2 visas permit stays of up to 6 months
No You're kidding right????

OP didn't mention how he was going to be entering and remaining in the US for six months. Thus the question.
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Originally Posted by Rete
No You're kidding right????

OP didn't mention how he was going to be entering and remaining in the US for six months. Thus the question.
Originally Posted by LivvyBlake
Hi I wonder if anyone can help. We are renting a place here having sold our home to move to the US. We are going to rent in Texas for six months whilst we look for an e2 biz to buy there. Do we have to keep the rental here as proof of intent to return for when we apply for our E2? We are going on our B2 visa so intend to expedite a change of status then do the London route after to speed things up. Thanks
It was in the first post.
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Originally Posted by Rete
No You're kidding right????

OP didn't mention how he was going to be entering and remaining in the US for six months. Thus the question.
More of a B-1 admission, but the visa is often a B-1/2 combination. Been there done that.

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