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L-1 and E-2 visas are two of the most common and utilized options for foreign nationals to set up new businesses in the U.S.  Both of them are temporary nonimmigrant work visas that allow the visa holders to live and work in the U.S. Our office has helped many foreign executives, businessmen, and investors to make their decision as to which one better fits their unique circumstances and needs.  See our L-1 page for a great chart on L-1’s vs. E-2.s See our E-2 page for a great video and process document for E-2s.