On February 7, 2011, the US consulate in Toronto approved an E-2 petition to Lin & Valdez LLPís client.
Our client in this case is a Canadian citizen who invested in a small gym and health center in Austin, Texas. From the beginning of her investment, our client sought the consultation from Attorney Stewart Lin. We hence formed the company for our client, and guide her through the preparation of documentation, the investment preparation, and eventually the application to the US Consulate. A comprehensive application we prepared was submitted to the US Consulate at Toronto for preview. The preview encountered no problem or request of any further document at all, and the case was set for interview on February 7, 2011.
Over the years, Lin & Valdez has applied for countless numbers of E-2 cases. The investments our clients made for the applications are in a wide range of businesses, including beauty salon, restaurant, camera shop, doughnut shop, supermarket, gas station, convenience store, trading company, day care, bridal service, professional service, hotel/motel, computer company, franchise store, art gallery, law office, and granite and stone business, etc. We have established ourselves a premier E-2 investment visa practitioner. If you are from one of the E-2 countries and are interested in coming to the US with this flexible visa status, or changing your status to E-2 in the US, please contact us immediately. The help you need is just a click away!
The following is the actual email we received from the Consulate re. the approval. For confidentiality reason, the case number and clientís name were deleted.
U.S. Consulate Toronto - eVISA Automated Status Notification
Monday, February 7, 2011 11:33 AM
"evisa, toronto" <email@example.com>
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Notice of Company Registration
Registration Number: PSR-TRT-xxx40
As of this date: February 7, 2011 xxxxxxxxxxxxx, LLC is now considered a registered company at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto.
Registered status is valid until this date: February 6, 2014.
For all subsequent applications, you must file only the following documents:
1. Copy of this notice;
2. Effective January 04, 2010, all applicants for E visas must use the DS-160 application form. DS-160 must be completed electronically for each individual applicant. The DS-160 must be completed online, accessible at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. After completing the new DS-160, the applicant will electronically submit the application and will be provided with a confirmation page that includes only limited biographical information and a bar code. This CONFIRMATION PAGE must be sent along with the other requested documentation.
3. One 2X2 passport-style photograph on plain white background taken within the last six months, one for each applicant regardless of age or gender. See: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1320.html.
4. Updated DS-156E signed by the owner, CEO, corporate secretary, or other responsible senior employee legally empowered to act in the firmís name, but not the individual applicant;
5. Supporting evidence as to the individualís qualifications as an Investor, Managerial/Executive, or Specialized/Essential employee;
6. Copy of the individual applicantís passport, all pages;
7. US $390 MRV fee in certified check or international money order payable to the U.S. Consulate General Toronto for each individual applicant.
Upon the expiration date noted above, the company will again be required to submit the full package of documents for re-registration. If there are significant changes in the company, such as a change of ownership or the relocation of its headquarters to a different state, please advise this office and submit appropriate verification.
Chief, Immigrant and Investor Visa Unit
United States Consulate General Toronto
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