UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E-2

Advantages

  • Fast Processing, generally within 3 months
  • Dependents included:
    1. Spouse
    2. Dependent children below 21 may be included
  • Spouse can be employed in the USA
  • Children can attend Schools, Colleges & Universities in the USA
  • No minimum education or language requirements
  • Successful applicants can remain in the USA for up to 5 years
  • E2 status is renewable provided that the applicant maintains the business activities

Investment Options

  • Make a substantial investment (typically USD 250,000 to USD 300,000) in a new business, franchise or acquire an existing business in the USA
  • Must create at least 2 jobs for qualified US workers in the USA
  • The business must contribute to the growth of the USA economy
  • Wide range of Franchise/Joint venture business options can qualify

Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of an E-2 Treaty Country with the USA at the time of application
  • Have no criminal record
  • Complete a medical examination
  • Must provide proof of the source of funds used for investment
  • Must pass a due diligence check

Process

  • Applicants from non-E-2 Treaty Countries can become eligible to apply by becoming a citizen of countries such as Grenada, Turkey or Montenegro
  • The investor must be in the process of acquiring or creating their business at the time of application
  • Can establish a new business, acquire a business, acquire a franchise, or establish a join venture business
  • Application is made to a local US Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence

E2 Treaty Countries

Albania
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland

France
Georgia
Germany
Grenada *
Honduras
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Korea (South)
Kosovo
Latvia
Liberia
Luxembourg

Macedonia
Mexico
Montenegro *
Morocco
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Serbia
Senegal

Singapore
Slovenia
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey *
United Kingdom

* The Grenada, Turkey & Montenegro Citizenship-by-Investment programs enable investors from non-Treaty countries to become eligible to apply for a USA E-2 Visa