The E2 visa permits individuals, as well as their dependents, to live and work in the United States. The visa is granted by the USCIS based on the applicant’s substantial investment in a US business. This comprehensive guide provides everything you need to know about the E2 requirements and application process.
E2 Visa Requirements
- E2 visas are only available to citizens of countries with which the US has a treaty of commerce and navigation. Applicants must be citizens of these countries: being a permanent resident is not considered sufficient.
- An applicant must be able to prove that he/she has invested (or is in the proven process of investing) a substantial amount in a bona fide US business.
- An applicant must be able to prove that he/she is entering the US for the sole purpose of developing and directing the business in which he/she invested.