The E2 Visa is a favorable scheme that enables investors, entrepreneurs and skilled workers to live and work in the United States, provided that they make a qualifying direct investment in the country first. While the E2 visa is considered a non-immigrant visa and doesn’t lead to permanent residence, the E2 visa to Green Card pathway is perfectly possible, albeit indirectly.
In this guide, we’ll break down the immigration process of securing your E2 and eventually Green Card, through five easy pathways.
What is the E2 Visa?
An E 2 Visa enables foreign investors to place capital (funds and/or assets) in the US. The investment itself is considered profitable, and the applicant must build a business from scratch or buy an existing business to be eligible for the visa. Note that only investors from a treaty country (meaning the treaty country holds a Treaty of Trade and Commerce with the US) can apply.
For more information, consult our E2 Visa USA Ultimate Guide.