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5 Reasons the E-2 Investor Visa May Be Your Winning Ticket to the American Dream

In fact, the law regarding E-2 visas does not specify a minimum investment amount. It simply says that the E-2 visa applicant must make a “substantial” investment in the U.S. business (the E-2 enterprise) that is proportional to the type of investments that are commonly required to establish, open, develop and grow a business like that successfully over time. But in practice, U.S. immigration officials tends to want to see an investment of at least $100,000 to demonstrate your commitment to the long-term success of the business.

The E2 Investor Visa Is a WIN-WIN.

Arguably the best visa for most foreign entrepreneurs and Americans is the E-2 investor visa.

The E-2 visa allows foreign entrepreneurs to enter the United States by investing at least $100,000 USD in a startup enterprise, or buying at least 50% of an existing business, and staying in the country to direct and develop its operations.

Want to Move to the USA?

The United States is offering a surprisingly affordable investor visa that may be right for you.

The E-2 visa allows you to live and work legally in the United States.

Your spouse can work too and any children under 21 can study.

Your E-2 Visa Dream Team

If you’re interested in an E2 investor visa, here are 2 or 3 people who you should hire before submitting your application.

If you’re going to put more than $100,000 of your own money at risk in an US business, it’s wise to engage a licensed U.S. immigration attorney to guide you through the lengthy E-2 visa process and tell your story in a compelling way, especially if your US business is a start-up.

E-2 Investor Visa Approvals Rebound after the Pandemic

Did you know that the number of E-2 investor visa approvals increased by 41% during the 2021 fiscal year compared to the same period in 2020?

New figures released by the U.S. State Department show that most of this increase occured in Japan.

But E-2 visa approvals in Latin America, Europe, and beyond are expected to grow signficantly next year as many more U.S. embassies and consulates open up and catch up on E-2 visa applications.

5 Reasons the E-2 Visa May Be Your Winning Ticket to the American Dream

If you’re a successful foreign entrepreneur, here are 5 reasons that the E-2 investor visa may be your winning ticket to the American dream:

You can invest as little as $100,000 to obtain an E-2 visa, assuming you satisfy all other requirements for it.

3 Paths from an E2 Visa to a Green Card

The E-2 visa is a fantastic option for entrepreneurs and investors who want to start and manage a business in the United States.

It doesn’t lead directly to a green card, but here are 3 indirect paths to one that you can explore:

3 Reasons Why Your Money Transfer Won’t Satisfy E2 Visa Requirements

Can you get an E-2 investor visa by simply transferring a substantial amount of money from your foreign bank account into the bank account of your new U.S. business?

No, for at least the following 3 reasons.

Nonimmigrant Visas (and Driving into the U.S.) May Be Preferable if You Aren’t Fully Vaccinated

Did you know that the United States requires all green card applicants, including children for goodness sakes, to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19?

Unfortunately, it’s true, so if you’d like to visit, live and/or work in the United States without being vaccinated for Covid, I suggest you consider several nonimmigrant options, such as the E-2 investor visa.