E2 Treaty Investor General Information: Individuals who wish to invest in
the United States may be able to obtain an E2 Treaty Investor Visa. The E2 Visa
applicant must be a national of a country with which the United States maintains
a treaty of commerce. The purpose of the individual's entry must be to carry out
substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, principally
between the United States and the treaty country; or, to develop and direct the
operations of an enterprise in which the individual has invested; or is in the
process of investing a substantial amount of capital.
E2 Treaty Investor Visa Eligibility Requirements: The applicant is
required to come to the United States to develop and manage the operations of an
enterprise in which the applicant has invested or is actively in the process of
investing a substantial amount of capital. In addition to the investment in a
business enterprise, the investor must be coming to the United States to develop
and direct the operations of the enterprise in which he or she has made the
investment. The applicant must have more than fifty (50%) percent ownership of
the investment, unless the applicant is coming as an employee of the enterprise.
Additional Information: There are no quota restrictions for E2 Visas.
Spouses of E2 Visa holders are also eligible to accept employment in the United
States. E2 Visa holders are generally admitted for a period of 2 years and
extensions can be easily obtained.