Hi, Attorney Justin Sterling


I form business entities, I advise on operating a successful business, I draft and review your business transactions, contracts, and legal documents, and I solve legal issues for entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the world by providing top-quality experienced legal counsel.

I am the founder and principal attorney of The Sterling Firm, A Professional Law Corporation based in Los Angeles, California, U.S. I am 100% fully licensed by the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California. I have extensive experience and training in complex transactions, civil litigation, business law, and intellectual property.

Feel free to reach out and I look forward to serving you!

EMAIL: [email protected]

TELEPHONE: +1(310) 498-2750

WEBSITE: WWW.THESTERLINGFIRM.COM

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Justin Sterling, Esq.

E-2 Investor Visa

Formal and substantive requirements for obtaining an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa (commonly referred to as an E2 Visa)

Formal Requirements For An E2 Visa

Treaty and nationality:

  • Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United States and the applicant’s home country
  • Applicant and/or business possess the nationality of the treaty country
  • If a business entity, it must be at least 50% by treaty country national

Substantive Requirements For An E2 Visa

Applicant has invested or is actively in the process of investing:

  • Evidence of establishment of business in the United States (articles of incorporation, partnership agreement, organization and staffing charts, shares, titles, contracts, receipts, licenses, leases, etc.)
  • Evidence of investment in the United States (titles, receipts, contracts, loans, bank statements, etc.)
  • Evidence of possession and control of investment funds (bank records, "financial statements, loans, savings, promissory notes, etc.)
  • Evidence of remittance to the United States (bank drafts, transfers, exchange permits, receipts, etc.)

Enterprise is a real and operating commercial enterprise:

  • Evidence that the business is a real, operating enterprise (annual reports, catalogs, sales literature, news articles, and other evidence as appropriate)
  • Business licenses, professional licenses, etc.

Applicant’s investment is substantial:

  • Evidence of substantiality in relation to total investment ("financial statements, audits, U.S. corporate or business tax returns, etc.)
  • Will be met if applicant acquires or funds 100% of the enterprise

Investment is more than a marginal one solely for earning a living

  • Evidence that the enterprise is not marginal (payroll records, employment contracts, personal tax returns, evidence of other personal assets and income)
  • Five-year business plan

Applicant is in a position to “develop and direct” the enterprise:

  • Evidence of at least 50 percent ownership of the enterprise (articles of incorporation, partnership agreement, shareholders’ agreement, etc.)
  • Evidence that the applicant, through ownership or by other means, develops and directs the activities of the enterprise (partnership agreement, shareholders’ agreement, management agreement, etc.)
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant

Applicant intends to depart the United States when the E-2 status terminates:

  • Statement from the applicant is sufficient
  • Does not preclude visa extensions or later adjustment of status


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