Inspired in part by capitalist system, and encourge foreign investors to have a positive impact on United States economy, society, and job market. the E-2 visa classification obtain legal permission to live and work in the countrycan very well open the doors.
Advantages of the E visa:
1. No quota restrictions
Apply at any time of the year.
2: Long-term stay in the United States
As long as the investment persists, it can be extended after the visa expires, and the H-1 and L-1 visas have the longest stay in the US.
3: Eligible for early application.
E-visa beneficiaries do not have a university degree related to four-year work like H-1B visa, and do not have a manager-level position or professional skills like L-1.
4: Convenient visa for family.
Spouses and dependent children can also apply for a derivative E2 visa. Unlike the nationality requirement for the primary E2 visa, there is no nationality requirement for the spouse or child. The spouse will also be eligible to receive work authorization in the US.
5: Demand for funds reduced.
Demand for funds is $100,000 or more, which is greatly reduced from investment immigrants between 500,000 and 1 million.
6: E-visa approval is faster.
Some applicants apply for E-2. Investors can use the Business B visa to come to the US and then transfer to E2. They can also come to the United States in a very short period of time. F1 can't find a job, or no H1B quota, buy a small business, you can apply for E2.
7: Flexible choice.
US company can be a new startup venture, the E2 visa is also valid for entrepreneurs who purchase a majority ownership of an existing profitable company in the United States.Employers of entrepreneurial ventures may use the E2 visa to send key employees to the US. However, employers may choose to instead use the L-1 visa to transfer their employee to the US office.
E1 / E2 visa restrictions:
1. Only citizens of countries with an E1 / E2 treaty with the United States can apply for E1 / E2.
As of August 2019, citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for the E2 Investor Visa: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China (Taiwan), Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Honduras, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
2. It will not be eligible for a USA green card, after working in the USA with an E2 visa.
As the E2 Investor Visa is in the nonimmigrant category, E2 visa holders are NOT on the path to obtaining permanent residence or a green card. If getting a green card is a priority, we recoment you to choose other options (eg, EB-5 visa or L-1 visa).
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