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Common Questions about Navigating the E2 Visa Procedure

Common Questions about Navigating the E2 Visa Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions about Navigating the E 2 Visa Process
What constitutes a “investment, for an E 2 Visa?

A substantial investment can vary depending on the business. Generally means a portion of the businesss overall value, usually around $150,000 to $200,000. This amount showcases your dedication to the success and sustainability of the business. Smaller investments may still be considered, depending on the nature of the business and specific circumstances.

Is it required to be from a treaty country to apply for an E 2 Visa?

Yes eligibility for an E 2 Visa is tied to treaties so you must be a citizen of a country that has a commerce and navigation treaty with the United States. You can check the list of E 2 treaty countries to determine if your country meets this requirement.

What does “marginality” mean in relation to an E 2 Visa?

Marginality refers to the condition where the enterprise needs to generate income than enough for basic sustenance for both the investor and their family. It should also contribute positively to the U.S. Economy by showing potential for job creation and business growth.

How long is an E 2 Visa valid, for. Can it be extended?

An E 2 Visa is typically issued for two year periods at a time.
You can keep renewing it as your business remains profitable and meets all the E 2 Visa requirements. When renewing you have to show that your business is still doing well.

Am I allowed to bring my family along, on an E 2 Visa?

Certainly your spouse and unmarried children under 21 can come with you on the visa. Your spouse can even apply for work authorization in the U.S. while your children can go to school but cannot get work permits.

How can I prove that my investment is at risk?

To demonstrate that your investment is at risk you’ll have to provide documents like purchase agreements, asset transfers and financial commitments that show you’ve made an investment in the business.

Where should I seek information or help, for my E 2 Visa application?

For assistance check websites or consult with an immigration lawyer who specializes in E 2 Visas. These resources can offer guidance and support during the application process.

What responsibilities does an E 2 Visa investor have in the business?

E 2 Visa investors are required to manage and oversee the business. While they don’t need to be physically present every day being regularly involved in running the business and making decisions is crucial.
Can an E 2 Visa eventually lead to obtaining a Green Card?

Moving towards obtaining a Green Card can be achieved through avenues, one of which’s the EB 5 Investor Program. Seeking guidance, from an immigration lawyer can aid in crafting a plan for securing long term residency.

What is the duration of validity for the E 2 Visa. How does the renewal process work?

The E 2 Visa typically remains valid for two years with the option for renewals without a set limit. It is recommended to initiate the renewal procedure around six months before its expiration date.

Who can provide assistance, with navigating through the application process for an E 2 Visa?

We have resources to connect you with immigration attorneys who can assist in efficiently maneuvering through the application process ensuring a smooth and successful E 2 Visa application.

Treaty Countries USA Department of State

CountryClassificationEntered into Force
AlbaniaE-2January 4, 1998
ArgentinaE-1December 20, 1854
ArgentinaE-2December 20, 1854
ArmeniaE-2March 29, 1996
AustraliaE-1December 16, 1991
AustraliaE-2December 27, 1991
Australia 12E-3September 2, 2005
AustriaE-1May 27, 1931
AustriaE-2May 27, 1931
AzerbaijanE-2August 2, 2001
BahrainE-2May 30, 2001
BangladeshE-2July 25, 1989
BelgiumE-1October 3, 1963
BelgiumE-2October 3, 1963
BoliviaE-1November 09, 1862
Bolivia 13E-2June 6, 2001
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11E-1November 15, 1982
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11E-2November 15, 1982
BruneiE-1July 11, 1853
BulgariaE-2June 2, 1954
CameroonE-2April 6, 1989
CanadaE-1January 1, 1994
CanadaE-2January 1, 1994
ChileE-1January 1, 2004
ChileE-2January 1, 2004
China (Taiwan) 1E-1November 30, 1948
China (Taiwan) 1E-2November 30, 1948
ColombiaE-1June 10, 1948
ColombiaE-2June 10, 1948
Congo (Brazzaville)E-2August 13, 1994
Congo (Kinshasa)E-2July 28, 1989
Costa RicaE-1May 26, 1852
Costa RicaE-2May 26, 1852
Croatia 11E-1November 15, 1982
Croatia 11E-2November 15, 1982
Czech Republic 2E-2January 1, 1993
Denmark 3E-1July 30, 1961
DenmarkE-2December 10, 2008
Ecuador 14E-2May 11, 1997
EgyptE-2June 27, 1992
EstoniaE-1May 22, 1926
EstoniaE-2February 16, 1997
EthiopiaE-1October 8, 1953
EthiopiaE-2October 8, 1953
FinlandE-1August 10, 1934
FinlandE-2December 1, 1992
France 4E-1December 21, 1960
France 4E-2December 21, 1960
GeorgiaE-2August 17, 1997
GermanyE-1July 14, 1956
GermanyE-2July 14, 1956
GreeceE-1October 13, 1954
GrenadaE-2March 3, 1989
HondurasE-1July 19, 1928
HondurasE-2July 19, 1928
IrelandE-1September 14, 1950
IrelandE-2November 18, 1992
Israel 15E-1April 3, 1954
Israel 15E-2May 1, 2019
ItalyE-1July 26, 1949
ItalyE-2July 26, 1949
JamaicaE-2March 7, 1997
Japan 5E-1October 30, 1953
Japan 5E-2October 30, 1953
JordanE-1December 17, 2001
JordanE-2December 17, 2001
KazakhstanE-2January 12, 1994
Korea (South)E-1November 7, 1957
Korea (South)E-2November 7, 1957
Kosovo 11E-1November 15, 1882
Kosovo 11E-2November 15, 1882
KyrgyzstanE-2January 12, 1994
LatviaE-1July 25, 1928
LatviaE-2December 26, 1996
LiberiaE-1November 21, 1939
LiberiaE-2November 21, 1939
LithuaniaE-2November 22, 2001
LuxembourgE-1March 28, 1963
LuxembourgE-2March 28, 1963
Macedonia 11E-1November 15, 1982
Macedonia 11E-2November 15, 1982
MexicoE-1January 1, 1994
MexicoE-2January 1, 1994
MoldovaE-2November 25, 1994
MongoliaE-2January 1, 1997
Montenegro 11E-1November 15, 1882
Montenegro 11E-2November 15, 1882
MoroccoE-2May 29, 1991
Netherlands 6E-1December 5, 1957
Netherlands 6E-2December 5, 1957
New Zealand 16E1June 10, 2019
New Zealand 16E2June 10, 2019
Norway 7E-1January 18, 1928
Norway 7E-2January 18, 1928
OmanE-1June 11, 1960
OmanE-2June 11, 1960
PakistanE-1February 12, 1961
PakistanE-2February 12, 1961
PanamaE-2May 30, 1991
ParaguayE-1March 07, 1860
ParaguayE-2March 07, 1860
PhilippinesE-1September 6, 1955
PhilippinesE-2September 6, 1955
PolandE-1August 6, 1994
PolandE-2August 6, 1994
RomaniaE-2January 15, 1994
SenegalE-2October 25, 1990
Serbia 11E-1November 15,1882
Serbia 11E-2November 15,1882
SingaporeE-1January 1, 2004
SingaporeE-2January 1, 2004
Slovak Republic 2E-2January 1, 1993
Slovenia 11E-1November 15, 1982
Slovenia 11E-2November 15, 1982
Spain 8E-1April 14, 1903
Spain 8E-2April 14, 1903
Sri LankaE-2May 1, 1993
Suriname 9E-1February 10, 1963
Suriname 9E-2February 10, 1963
SwedenE-1February 20, 1992
SwedenE-2February 20, 1992
SwitzerlandE-1November 08, 1855
SwitzerlandE-2November 08, 1855
ThailandE-1June 8, 1968
ThailandE-2June 8, 1968
TogoE-1February 5, 1967
TogoE-2February 5, 1967
Trinidad & TobagoE-2December 26, 1996
TunisiaE-2February 7, 1993
TurkeyE-1February 15, 1933
TurkeyE-2May 18, 1990
UkraineE-2November 16, 1996
United Kingdom 10E-1July 03, 1815
United Kingdom 10E-2July 03, 1815
Yugoslavia 11E-1November 15, 1882
Yugoslavia 11E-2November 15, 1882

Please note; The information shared in this guide is meant for purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. The content is subject to change. Might not reflect the legal updates. Obtaining an E 2 Visa involves considerations that vary greatly depending on individual circumstances. Its highly recommended to consult with an immigration attorney or legal expert specializing in E 2 Visas for tailored advice to your situation. Relying on any information provided here is done at your risk. The creators of this guide take no responsibility, for any losses or damages resulting from using the information herein.

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