USA E2 Treaty Visa

About USA E2 Treaty Visa

As a leading economic and military power, the USA is one of the most sought destinations for living, working, business, and investing. The US offers a few investor visa options, however, the E2- Treaty visa is one of the more attractive programs offering numerous benefits, while remaining affordable.

An E2 Visa is a non-immigration, temporary visa which grants the investor and their family the right to live in the US as well as the right to work in the US for both the investor and spouse. While the E2 Visa does not grant permanent residency, the visa is initially issued for up to 5 years (depending on your country of national) and can then be extended indefinitely, as long as the investment continues to meet the visa requirements.

While the visa´s validity is set by the USCIS, the period of authorized stay in the United States is determined by border control upon arrival. It is typically granted for 2 years.

President:
Joe Biden

Government:
Constitutional, democratic and representative republic

Economy:
Free-market, private enterprise

Currency:
US Dollar

Capital City:
Washington D.C

Population:
Over 333 million

Language:
English

Members of:
UN,UNICEF,NATO,OECD


Benefits


Eligibility

The E2-Treaty visa is only available to citizens of countries who have friendly and business relations with the US and thus only citizens of E2-Treaty member countries are eligible to proceed with the E2 Visa.

See member countries here.

Grenada, Turkey, and Montenegro offer citizenship by investment programs and are each E2 Treaty member country. Obtaining citizenship in either country will allow an investor an opportunity to proceed with residency in the US under the E2 visa.

Grenada

Minimum Investment – USD$ 220,000
Visa free travel to 150 countries.
Citizenship in 3-4 months

Turkey

Minimum Investment – USD$ 250,000
Visa free travel to 110 countries.
Citizenship in 6 months

Montenegro

Minimum Investment – € 350,000
Visa free travel to 120 countries.
Citizenship in 3-5 months
Program extended and available till December 31st, 2022

In addition, applicants are required to provide personal documentation such as passports, national IDs, birth and marriage certificates as well as proof of investment.


Investment Options

The business must be real, operating, or close to operating at the time the E2 Visa application is submitted.

The investment must be proportional to the total value of the proposed business.

The investment must marginal and sufficient to ensure the investor´s commitment to the success of the business as well as provide enough income beyond just supporting his/her family.

The investor must be personally subject to partial or total loss if the business fails. Thus loans secured with business assets will not be accepted.

The investor must be actively involved in the management, strategy, and finances of the business.

A 5-year business plan but be provided detailing how profitable the business will be as well as showing economic impact and how it will create employment.

Substantial investment in a US business. While “substantial” has not been defined, it is advised to proceed with a minimum investment of USD 100 000 in either establishing a new business or investing in an ongoing business. If investing in an established business, the E2 applicant must own at least a 50% share of the business.

Addtional Fees


Process

1. Contact a qualified attorney to vet the investment and ensure it will meet the E2 Visa investment requirements

2. Start gathering required documentation to meet the requirement of the visa and proceed with the investment.

3. If you are already in the US: the completed application is submitted directly to the USCIS for processing, all applicable fees must be paid.
If you are not in the US: the application must be submitted at your nearest US Embassy or Consulate for processing, all applicable fees must be paid.

4. The typical timeframe for the application review is 2-6 months, depending on the country. Once reviewed, an interview will be scheduled at the designated USCIS office or Consulate.

5. Upon approval, the investor will receive the E2- visa issued with a validity of up to 5 years, depending on the country. An authorized stay will be granted upon entry into the US at border control which is generally up to 2 years. Visa holders must renew their visa status prior to the expiration to remain lawful within the US.

Contact a qualified attorney to vet the investment and ensure it will meet the E2 Visa investment requirements

Start gathering required documentation to meet the requirement of the visa and proceed with the investment.

If you are already in the US: the completed application is submitted directly to the USCIS for processing, all applicable fees must be paid.

If you are not in the US: the application must be submitted at your nearest US Embassy or Consulate for processing, all applicable fees must be paid.

The typical timeframe for the application review is 2-6 months, depending on the country. Once reviewed, an interview will be scheduled at the designated USCIS office or Consulate.

Upon approval, the investor will receive the E2- visa issued with a validity of up to 5 years, depending on the country. An authorized stay will be granted upon entry into the US at border control which is generally up to 2 years. Visa holders must renew their visa status prior to the expiration to remain lawful within the US.


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