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INVEST AS LOW AS USD 80,000 AND MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS!

E-2 Visa Key Features

 

  • MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES WITH YOUR FAMILY
  • NO MINIMUM INVESTMENT REQUIRED (AT LEAST $80,000 IS RECOMMENDED)
  • PROCESSING TIME TAKES LESS THAN 3 MONTHS
  • RENEWABLE UNLIMITED TIMES
  • YOU CAN BRING YOUR KEY EMPLOYEES

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E-2VisaWorld is a boutique multilingual consulting firm focusing exclusively on E-2 Treaty Investor Visas and E-1 Treaty Trader Visas for the United States.

E-2VisaWorld helps international individuals and companies to obtain their E-2 Treaty Investor Visas and E-1 Treaty Trader Visas, so they can begin their new life and land their business in the United States of America.

When you work with our E-2 Visa attorneys, you will be smoothly guided through each step of the visa process so you can take full advantage of your opportunity to reside in the United States through your business investment.

E-2 Visa Basics

What is an E-2 Investor Visa?

E-2 Visa allows citizens of certain countries to work for a US enterprise in which they, or other people from their same country, have made a substantial investment.

If you have funds to invest in a US business enterprise, you may be eligible for an E-2 Visa. The E-2 Visa is an excellent and fast solution to lawfully move and work in the United States for yourself and your family members.

E-2 Visa Key Features:

  • NO MINIMUM INVESTMENT REQUIRED ($80,000 RECOMMENDED)
  • PROCESSING TIME TAKES LESS THAN 3 MONTHS
  • RENEWABLE UNLIMITED TIMES

E-2 Visa Investment

Although there is no minimum investment, E-2 Visa applicants should expect to invest at least $80,000. The funds should be irrevocably put at risk and entirely committed to the business, which means that if your venture fails your investment will not be recovered.

The US enterprise in which you invest should be engaged in active trade of goods or services with the goal of generating profits.  Passive investments, such as the purchase of stocks or real estate properties, do not qualify for the E-2 Visa.

Investing in a US enterprise means starting your own business from scratch or acquire at least 50% of an existing business. A solution in between is buying a franchise activity.

Funds should originate from a legitimate source, typically from other activities of the beneficiary. However, funds may also originate from a loan or a gift.

The business in which you invest should not be marginal, e.g., should secure a living for more than just the beneficiary of the visa and his family.

Investing in a US enterprise means starting your own business from scratch or acquire at least 50% of an existing business. A solution in between is buying a franchise activity.

Purchasing a franchise business is a great opportunity to start a business without knowing much about it in general and without the initial capital required to start from the ground up. In the U.S. there are many types of franchise activities. However, when it comes to a franchise business, there are several objections the Consulate may have. It is preferable to prevent these scenarios by consulting a qualified attorney such as those at E-2VisaWorld.

Eligibility

The E-2 visa is reserved to nationals of countries who maintain certain treaties of commerce with the United States, which is the majority of the countries worldwide (see the list of E-2 Visa countries below). Notable exceptions are Brazil, China, and Russia, but other E-2 visa-related solutions are available.

Investor, key employees, and their respective families are eligible for an E-2 Visa for the United States.

Unlimited Renewals

The E-2 visa may be granted for periods up to 5 years, and it is renewable unlimited times as long as the requirements are in place and the business is operating.

What are the E-2 Visa requirements?

An E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is a work visa reserved for entrepreneurs of certain nations. With this visa, foreign investors, their immediate family members, and employees can travel and work within the U.S. If you decide to file a petition for an E-2 Investor Visa, you have to be aware of the requirements for obtaining it.

Top E-2 Visa requirements include:

  • Nationality of the business: The enterprise should be owned by a national of a Treaty Country
  • Ownership structure: You should own at least 50% of the business
  • Investment type and amount: Investment must be “substantial”

A qualified E2 visa lawyer can help you explore which strategy will best fit your case. At E-2VisaWorld we are ready to guide you through each step of the process.

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WHAT IS A QUALIFYING INVESTMENT FOR E-2 VISA?

Top factors examined when determining whether an investment qualifies for an E-2 Visa include:

  • Substantiality: there is no minimum investment amount but it should be sufficient to support your business operations
  • Marginality: the investment should generate profits to support a living not just for the beneficiary
  • Active investment: money should be invested in an “active” U.S. business enterprise
  • Source of funds: funds should have a legitimate origin

However, if you want to purchase an existing US enterprise by placing your funds in escrow, you should be aware of a few things. E-2 Visa guidelines allow for E-2 Visa applications based on escrow funds as long as there is an escrow agreement in place. That agreement has to allow disbursing the money to the seller if the application gets approved. It is vital that the purchase agreement is drafted properly by an attorney to make sure that both buyer and the applicant are protected. Experts at E-2VisaWorld are highly specialized in drafting and reviewing asset purchase agreements.

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Are you eligible for an E-2 Visa?

Eligibility for E-2 Visa concerns the following factors:

  • Citizenship: are you a citizen of a Treaty Country? See the E-2 Visa Country List below
  • Position covered in the U.S. business enterprise: whether you are the investor or an employee you should be employed in a managerial or executive role in the U.S. enterprise
  • Family: you may automatically qualify for an E-2 Visa if you are the spouse or an underage child of an E-2 Visa investor or employee.

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What are the E-2 Visa treaty countries?
A treaty country is a country with which the U.S. has a treaty of commerce and navigation, or maintain a qualifying international agreement. The following countries have treaties with the United States allowing nationals who qualify to apply for an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa:

Albania Croatia Kosovo Romania
Argentina Czech Republic Kyrgyzstan Senegal
Armenia Denmark Latvia Serbia
Australia Ecuador Liberia Singapore
Austria Egypt Lithuania Slovak Republic
Azerbaijan Estonia Luxembourg Slovenia
Bahrain Ethiopia Mexico South Korea
Bangladesh Finland Moldova Spain
Belgium France Mongolia Sri Lanka
Bolivia Georgia Montenegro Suriname
Bosnia & Herzegovina Germany Morocco Sweden
Bulgaria Greece Netherlands Switzerland
Brunei Grenada New Zealand Thailand
Cameroon Honduras Norway Togo
Canada Ireland North Macedonia Trinidad & Tobago
Chile Israel Oman Tunisia
China (Taiwan) Italy Pakistan Turkey
Colombia Jamaica Panama Ukraine
Congo (Brazzaville) Japan Paraguay United Kingdom
Congo (Kinshasa) Jordan Philippines
Costa Rica Kazakhstan Poland

If you do not see your country of citizenship here, don’t let that stop you from pursuing a US visa. An experienced E2 visa lawyer can help. Contact our immigration experts to explore your options.

E-2 Visa Related Topics
  • Form your US business entity (Corporation or Limited Liability Company)
  • Start a retail / restaurant business in the United States
  • Register your trademark in the United States

If you need help applying for an E-2 visa, consider consulting with a skillful E2 visa lawyer. You can also complete our E-2 eligibility survey or directly contact our team. Our E-2VisaWorld team of highly skilled consultants, business, and immigration law experts have years of experience helping foreign investors get their start in the US.

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E-2 VISA
APPLICATIONS

Learn if you may be eligible for an E-2 Visa, get the facts on what this type of visa requires, and find out how the experts at E-2VisaWorld may be able to assist you. 

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E-1 VISA
APPLICATIONS

If you are exploring an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa, E-2VisaWorld can help. This non-immigrant visa is available for residents of specific countries who conduct substantial trade with the United States. Learn more about the E-1 Visa here.

E-1 VISA
APPLICATIONS

If you are exploring an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa, E-2VisaWorld can help. This non-immigrant visa is available for residents of specific countries who conduct substantial trade with the United States. Learn more about the E-1 Visa here.

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What Are the E-2 Requirements?

In this brief video, E-2VisaWorld explains the requirements for an E-2 Visa on both the personal side for you as an investor and on the side of the business.

Get the information you need, and then find out if you may be eligible for a visa with our quick eligibility survey.

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If you need personalized and professional assistance applying for an E-2 Investor Visa or an E-1 Trader Visa for the United States, reach out to our team of legal experts using this form and we’ll get back to you promptly.