investment to obtain E2 Visa - hear BC's Minister of

This would be a good question to phone the Sunday morning radio show where I
devote an hour a week to answering phone in questions.
However, you will have to wait a week as I will not be on this Sunday
Morning - May 15, 2005 because Fred Snyder will be interviewing Colin
Hansen, BC's Minister of Finance.  It will be a good chance for you to find
out about the Province of BC's finances and ask a question of the minister.
The numbers to phone between 9:00 AM and 10 AM on 600 AM are (604) 280-0600
and 1-866-768-0600 for those in BC but out of the local calling area.
Remember that if you are in Kuwait or Dubai or Saudi Arabia or England or
Australia and want to find out something about BC's Finances (very good
thank you), you can listen to the program at
I would like to buy an operating business or franchise. If I buy something
for let say $150000 and I have $100000 would that be enough to obtain E2
Visa. How about buying a mobile homes property or 4-plex? Is that a good
investment for immigration purpose? And one more question if my wife is
landed immigrant in Canada and I'm citizen can we still qualify?
david ingram replies:
1.	An investment under $300,000 typically requires you to put up 3/4's of
the investment.  A $150,000 investment would require $115,000 or so.
2. 	The E2 is designed for an active business.  Usually a 4-plex or a rental
apartment would not qualify and a mobile home park would be on the edge.
Yes, if it had sites that changed daily as in an RV camp, NO if it rented
the pads by the month or year.
3.	The E-2 is available for people from anywhere.  However, it does NOT give
you the right to apply for a permanent status in the US and if your wife was
in the US for 3 years and a couple of days, she would lose her PR status in
You can find out a lot more about E-2 visas by looking at the Jan 1995
newsletter at (click on newsletters on top left and then 1995
and then January). This letter was written by the former US consul in charge
of E-2 Visas, Dennis Olsen. His law office is now at:
Dennis F Olsen Law Offices
114 W Magnolia St # 400-11,
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 392-2878
In Vancouver, Jeff Peterson at Dorsey and Whitney is well equipped to look
after your E2 application
Jeffrey A Peterson
666 Burrard Street
Suite 500 Park Place
Vancouver, Canada
V6C 3P6
(604) 687-5151 - phone
(604) 687-8504 - fax
vancouver at
I - of course - would be happy to look after your US / Canada tax returns
when you are ready.
David Ingram's US/Canada Services
US / Canada / Mexico tax, Immigration and working Visa Specialists
US / Canada Real Estate Specialists
4466 Prospect Road
North Vancouver,  BC, CANADA, V7N 3L7
Res (604) 980-3578 Cell (604) 657-8451
(604) 980-0321 Fax (604) 980-0325
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