E2 - foreign business: a legitimate source of funds? in Other Work Visas Posted May 1, 2015 · Report reply I'm getting five opinions on this from five lawyers. The question centers on whether a foreign holding that I own fully (100%) can be considered a legitimate source of funds for E2 purposes. I have already made investments through the foreign corp and cannot take the funds out either because of tax considerations. Now, the question is whether this counts as "personal funds", or whether it wiser to have the foreign entity be the principal investor and "dispatch" me as employee. If the latter is the case, I am also not clear on the drawbacks other than that I may not be able to renew the E2 more than once or twice. Any advice with this would be greatly appreciated as I'm getting nowhere with lawyers at this point.