The United States E2 Visa
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PROGRAM TYPE: Entrepreneur/startup
TOTAL INVESTMENT RAISED: US$40 billion +
TOP APPLICANT NATIONALITY: Japanese
OFFICIAL PROGRAM WEBSITE:
See the official website of the government entity responsible for processing applications to the program.
See a list of the most frequently asked questions – and their answers – about this program.
Statistics on this program
Recent articles about this program
Angie Rupert writes about how vaccinations, an immigration-friendly government, and a forecast post-pandemic consumption boom could spur a new wave of immigrant entrepreneurs.
Only 18% of E2 approvals in FY2020 were issued during the last six months of the year. As consulates gradually resume services, the program faces a long climb back.
A confluence of events in many treaty countries will see the E2 visa emerge as one of the most popular visa options in the next 12-18 months.
Presuming an average family size of three and investment of US$250,000, the program will have raised in excess of US$3.6 billion in FY2019.
In this panel, we’ve brought together representatives from each step on the way to a new citizenship in Grenada and a residency permit in the United States:
President Trump has now signed that executive order. The phrasing makes it clear that neither E2 nor EB-5 applicants will be affected.
IIUSA’s Bob Kraft: “This is in line with other actions taken by the US Government to protect its citizens in a period of unprecedented challenge.”
Angie Rupert dreams of building the largest E2 specialist firm in the United States and finishing her Midwestern cuisine cookbook.
Portugal’s golden visa investors may soon not only have the chance to gain residence and citizenship in an EU country, but also to run businesses in the US.
While rejection rates are rising, refusal rates vary markedly between different applicant types; investors, managers, essential employees, and dependents.