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What are considered genuine links to Turkey if my final goal is to apply for a U.S. E-2 visa?

I am a Chinese citizen. I want to participate in the citizenship-by-investment program of Turkey and then take advantage of the treaty relationship between Turkey and the U.S. to apply for a U.S. E-2 visa. I was told that I will need to prove genuine links to Turkey when I apply for an E-2 visa. What are considered genuine links to Turkey?

  • Albayrak Law Firm
    February 03, 2020

    If you gain Turkish citizenship via CBI program, you can apply to an E-2 visa as an investor under the treaty between Turkey and the U.S. But keep in mind that there will be also an interview by the U.S. government.

  • Basyurt Law Firm
    February 02, 2020

    If you are not a Turkish citizen and you want to apply for an E-2 visa, you need to prove that you have some connections in Turkey. For example, you may say you live in Turkey, you have a business in Turkey, or you study in Turkey. You need to give a proof that you reside in Turkey. However, if you become a Turkish citizen, this would not be a problem for you since you have already created your links to Turkey in order to become a Turkish citizen.

  • Law Firm
    January 29, 2020

    The E2 Treaty Investor visa allows the investor to live, work, direct and develop their businesses in the U.S. It also allows the entry of executive, management and essential skills employees. The approval of a Turkish CBI application indicates that investment has been made in Turkey. Therefore, the documents given by the authorities proving that the applicant obtains his/her citizenship through this program indicates that the applicant already has costly and permanent links in Turkey. This would be enough to prove the "genuine links" of the applicant.

  • Tenha Law Firm
    January 29, 2020

    According to our experience, it does not matter what your original nationality is, as long as you managed to gain another passport from any treaty countries who signed this treaty.