The United States has a long history of creating favorable conditions for foreign nationals and entrepreneurs interested in investing in the nation. Specifically, the country hosts an E-2 visa program that permits you to enter and work inside the country, provided you make a substantial investment in a bona fide enterprise.
In this E-2 program guide, you’ll learn about:
- How to qualify for the program
- Step-by-step guide to securing your E 2 visa status
- Fees to consider
- Plus more!
What is the E2 visa?
An E-2 investment visa is considered an entrepreneurial undertaking, one which welcomes qualifying investors to place capital, including funds and other assets, in the U.S, with the aim of generating a profit. The investor must establish a business venture, or buy an existing business.
An E-2 treaty investor visa is classified as a non immigrant visa, considered exclusively for foreign investors of countries that have a Treaty of Trade and Commerce with the U.S.
E-2 versus the EB-5 visa
It’s easy to get confused with the US’s other investment visa program, the EB-5. The key difference is that the EB-5 is designed to give the principal applicant the opportunity to secure a permanent green card, with citizenship possible after a set number of years. Moreover, unlike the EB-5, the E-2 visa doesn’t have a defined amount to invest in (as long as it’s substantial).
For more information, check out our EB5 Visa USA Permanent Resident Guide.