Advantages

  • Fast Processing, generally within 3 months
  • Dependents included:
    1. Spouse
    2. Dependent children below 21 may be included
  • Spouse can be employed in the USA
  • Children can attend Schools, Colleges & Universities in the USA
  • No minimum education or language requirements
  • Successful applicants can remain in the USA for up to 5 years
  • E-2 status is renewable provided that the applicant maintains the business activities

Investment Options

  • Make a substantial investment (typically USD 250,000 to USD 300,000) in a new business, franchise or acquire an existing business in the USA
  • Must create at least 2 jobs for qualified US workers in the USA
  • The business must contribute to the growth of the USA economy
  • Wide range of Franchise/Joint venture business options can qualify

Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of an E-2 Treaty Country with the USA at the time of application
  • Have no criminal record
  • Complete a medical examination
  • Must provide proof of the source of funds used for investment
  • Must pass a due diligence check

Process

  • Applicants from non-E-2 Treaty Countries can become eligible to apply by becoming a citizen of countries such as Grenada, Montenegro, North Macedonia or Turkey
  • The investor must be in the process of acquiring or creating their business at the time of application
  • Can establish a new business, acquire a business, acquire a franchise, or establish a joint venture business
  • Application is made to a local US Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence

E-2 Treaty Countries

Albania
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
Colombia

Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Kinshasa)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Grenada*

Honduras
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea (South)
Kosovo
Latvia
Liberia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Moldova

Mongolia
Montenegro*
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Macedonia*
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Senegal
Serbia

Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey*
Ukraine
United Kingdom

* Grenada, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Turkey Citizenship programs enable investors from non-Treaty countries to become eligible to apply for a USA E-2 Visa