New Opportunities on the Horizon for E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Holders

The E-2 Visa Improvement Act of 2015 was introduced to Congress on April 16th and is currently under consideration. The E-1 Treaty Trader visa and E-2 Treaty Investor Visa may only be issued to nationals from countries of which the US maintains a trade treaty.

People from all over the world bring their companies to the U.S. legally on a non-immigrant E-2 visa, bringing along with them an entrepreneurial spirit that is welcomed; now they are offering the opportunity for permanent residence. Currently the E-2 visa holders must either apply for an extension or leave the US, new rules will allow E-2 Visa business owners permanent residency after living here for 10 years, as well as their children if they are under the age of 26. The bill currently is being reviewed and debated by the US House of Representatives, it is not guaranteed quite yet, from past experience these bills tend to be denied.

About Fadi Minawi

Fadi primarily practices in US Immigration Law. He assists with matters relating to business immigration (including: relocation, expansion, investments, and work visas), litigation, admissibility issues, customs forfeitures and other cross-border issues. Fadi is also a criminal defense attorney and can assist with criminal matters in the US. Read more

  • Mira Freiwat

    Hello Parvine,

    Thank you for your post. I had to delete the number you have provided for your own protection and privacy. I will email you shortly to schedule a time to speak. MF

  • parvine gougarchine

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