E-2 visas for the United States

The E-2 United States visa is a highly coveted visa because it gives a work permit for those who can invest in a new or existing US business. Many foreigners love this idea and realize what a great opportunity it provides. The applicant must be from a Country that has a treaty with the United States. A list of these countries can be found here. Luckily, Canada is on the list!

On top of the requirement mentioned above, there are also other requirements to obtain the E-2 visa. An average you should be able to invest in a United States business is $100,000. This investment must be in a business and not something like a house purchase.

The business that you wish to invest in must be at least halfway owned by a foreign national from a treaty country, and your investment must make enough profit for that foreigner and their family to live on.

If this does not fit your situation, there is also the E-1 visa for treaty traders.

Do you want to work in the United States? Do you need specifics about the E-2 or E-1 visas? Do you want help with your application for either of these visas? Give us a call! We are an immigration law firm with more than 15 years experience helping people like you.

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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