What is an E-2 visa for the United States?
Investment in the United States can be one way to obtain a visa for the United States. This type of visa is the E-2 investor visa, and this visa is different than other work permits. For example, the applicant does not need an existing job offer in the United States like with most work visas, but they must instead invest in a new or existing business within the United States.
There are a number of specific requirements surrounding the investment itself, how it is made, and the business that is being invested in. For example, the business must be active and half-owned by an alien. Your investment will also have to create enough of a profit that is more than that foreign national and their family needs to live on. If this is something that interests you, read on!
Who may apply for an E-2 visa for the United States?
There are strict requirements surrounding who may apply for an E-2 investor visa for the United States. For example, someone who is applying for one of these visas must be from a country that has a treaty agreement for the visa with the United States. A list of United States E-2 visa treaty countries is available here.
New countries are added to this list often. If you are interested in applying for this visa and think you’ve got what it takes to meet the requirements, please contact our immigration law firm. We can help you determine if you are eligible, as well as help you find alternative visas if you are not suitable for this visa. In addition, we can help you prepare your application so that it is ready to be processed!
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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