The United States E-2 Visa – FAQ

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What is the minimum investment for an E-2 Visa?

There is no set minimum for the E-2 Visa as it is a “substantial capital.” However, we recommend a total investment of at least $200,000.

What are the benefits of an E-2 compared to an EB-5 Visa?

Is there a minimum amount of jobs that the E-2 Visa must create?

The E-2 visa category does not stipulate a job creation amount; however, every immigration attorney recommends at least 2 jobs to be created.

What are the requirements for an E-2 Visa?

E-2 Treaty Investor Visa: Allows a national of a “treaty country” – a country with which the U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation – to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.

The U.S. E-2 business must be majority-owned by nationals of the treaty country

Examples of treaty countries: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain & United Kingdom (see a complete list here);

Although countries like China, Vietnam, and India are not treaty countries, many investors qualify for the E-2 visa through dual-nationality with countries like Grenada, Taiwan, and Turkey.

The investment must be substantial in relation to the type and size of the business often times a minimum of $200,000.

The E-2 business must be an enterprise with sufficient profits to support the investor’s family.

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* This information is meant as a reference and it is always advised to consult with an immigration attorney