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The E-2 Treaty Investor visa is a provision for international individuals who aim to manage and develop a company in the United States in which they have made, or are actively investing, a significant sum of money. This visa allows entry for individuals as owners, executives, supervisors, or specially skilled employees essential to the company’s operations. Eligibility for the E-2 visa is restricted to citizens from nations that have a commercial treaty with the United States and where nationals of the treaty country own at least fifty percent of the business. The State Department’s website provides an up-to-date list of such treaty countries at the Travel State website.
The criteria for what constitutes a significant capital investment are as follows:
The enterprise in question must be a bona fide, active commercial or entrepreneurial undertaking that produces services or goods with a profit motive. Furthermore, it must adhere to all legal prerequisites for conducting business within its jurisdiction.
Spouses and unmarried children under the age of twenty-one (21) of the E-2 visa holder can qualify for E-2 dependent visa status. The spouse is eligible to seek employment authorization upon arrival in the U.S.
The E-2 visa remains valid as the holder continues to fulfill the visa’s conditions. The initial issuance is for no longer than two years, with the possibility of two-year increments upon extension.
Documentation Requirements for the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
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