E-2 Visa Application refused. What can I do?

Q. I filed an E2 Visa Investor Application to the US Consulate in Toronto. The application took 3 months to process and was refused. What can I do? It was for a convienence  store in the US


A. E2 Visas are not easy. E2 Visa applications can be refused for a number of reasons including failure to demonstrate that the business is not marginal; or that your investment is not substantial enough or that your documentation is not sufficient to demonstrate nationality interest. There are a multitude of reasons.

The good news is that when they refuse you, you can usually provide them with additional documentation for a re-evaluation within one year of the refusal. We have had some cases like this. The E2 Visa department at the US Consultant can be tricky. It is best to ensure that all your documentation and information is complete well before submitting your E-2 Visa application.


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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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