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What are the factors influencing successful or unsuccessful E-2 visa applications?

Speaking very generally, Consular Officers have said that the most common reason for unsuccessful E-2 visa applications is lack of sufficient documentation. There are no requirements regarding the type of startup needed for an E-2 visa. However, the general rule is that the lower the cost of the startup, the greater the investment required. So, for example, if you’re opening up a hot dog stand, then you’ll need to provide more (if not all) investment funding than if you’re starting a large automobile manufacturing plant.