U.S. immigration policy supports investors and foreign commerce in a variety of ways. The E-2 visa is one way the U.S. ensures healthy commerce with the world. The E-2 visa is issued to individuals known as ‘treaty investors’. A treaty investor is defined as a national of a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation.
You should be coming to the U.S. to partake in a substantial investment. Your investment may be less than that required for the EB-5 ($500,000). However, if the investment becomes equal or greater than $500,000, you may petition for permanent immigration status. Your spouse and/or children under the age of 21 may accompany you under E-2 status. Your employees may also be eligible for the E-2 Visa.
You may apply for an E-2 visa at a U.S. Consulate in your country. We recommend you do not apply at a U.S. Consular Office outside of your permanent residence, since that process is more difficult.
To apply for an E-2 Visa, you must supply the following documents:
You may also be asked to prove that:
You may also be asked to describe in detail: