Investor Visa-E2

  1. Investor Visa-E2

The Investor Visa, specifically the E-2 Visa, is a non-immigrant visa category in the United States for individuals who wish to invest a substantial amount of capital in a U.S.-based business. Here’s an overview of the E-2 Visa:

Purpose: The E-2 Visa is designed to facilitate investment in the U.S. economy by allowing foreign investors to develop and oversee the operations of a business in which they have invested a significant amount of capital. It is available to nationals of countries that have treaties of commerce and navigation, or bilateral investment treaties, with the United States.

Eligibility Criteria: To qualify for an E-2 Visa, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a national of a treaty country that has an E-2 treaty with the United States.
  2. Have invested, or be actively in the process of investing, a substantial amount of capital in a U.S.-based enterprise.
  3. Be seeking to enter the United States solely to develop and direct the operations of the enterprise.
  4. Demonstrate that the investment is substantial and that the funds have not been obtained through criminal or unlawful means.
  5. Show that the investment enterprise is not marginal but has the capacity to generate more than enough income to provide a minimal living for the investor and their family.
  6. Provide evidence that the investor has control of the funds and the investment is at risk.

Duration: E-2 visas are typically granted for an initial period of up to five years, with the possibility of renewal as long as the investment enterprise continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

It’s important to note that E-2 visa holders are generally allowed to bring their dependents (spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old) to the United States on E-2 dependent visas. E-2 dependents are eligible to study in the United States but are not automatically authorized to work.

The specific requirements and procedures for obtaining an E-2 Visa may vary depending on the applicant’s individual circumstances and the nature of the investment enterprise. It’s advisable to consult with an immigration attorney or an experienced business advisor for guidance on the E-2 visa application process.