Investing in the US

Investing in the United States is one way to obtain a work visa. In this particular situation, the visa is the E2 visa, which is available to investors from certain countries. The investor must be from a country that has an agreement with the United States regarding these investments and a list of those countries can be found here.  E2 Investor Visas

Please note that this list of countries changes from time to time.

There is no real magic number as to the minimum investment required by an E2 visa applicant, except that the investment must be substantial. In most cases, you can expect to invest at least $100,000.

Requirements for an E2 work visa for the United States

Applicants who want to obtain an E2 work visa for the United States need to ensure that they can prove they are able and willing to make the investment required in a new or existing business, and that the investment will be substantial. They must have the funds ready to be committed to the investment.

The investment must be in a business (not in the purchase of a home) and the business must be at least 50 per cent owned by a foreign national from a treaty country. The investment must create at least enough profit that is more than the foreign national and their family needs to live on.

Are you ready to work in the United States as an investor? Do you meet all of the requirements, or have questions about applying for an E2 visa? Let us help you! We are experienced in helping people from all over the world apply for work visas in the United States, including the E2 visa.

Michael Niren

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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