E2 Investor Work Visa

Are you interested in obtaining an E2 work visa? The E2 Investor visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows individuals from certain countries to enter the United States to obtain a work visa through investment in a U.S. business. If you are a citizen of a country with a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States and you are looking to invest in or start a business in the U.S., an E2 visa may be a good option for you.

How do I qualify for an E2 visa?

To qualify for an E2 visa, you must meet the following requirements:


  1. You must be a citizen of a country that has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States.
  2. You must have a substantial amount of money or other assets invested in a U.S. business, or you must be in the process of investing a substantial amount of money or other assets in a U.S. business.
  3. The investment must be active and operational, and it must generate income or have the potential to generate income.
  4. You must have control over the investment and the ability to develop and direct the business.
  5. The business must be a real and active commercial enterprise, not a marginal venture solely for earning a living 

What countries qualify for an E2 visa?

The following countries have a treaty of commerce and navigation, or similar treaty, with the United States, and their citizens are eligible for an E2 visa:

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China (Taiwan)
  • 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
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Yugoslavia
  • How do I apply for an E2 visa?

    If you meet these requirements, you can begin the process of applying for an E2 visa. Here are the recommended steps for obtaining an E2 visa:

    1. Gather the necessary documents and information, including proof of your citizenship, proof of your investment or planned investment in a U.S. business, and evidence of the relationship between your home and U.S. companies.
    2. Complete the appropriate visa application forms and pay the required fees.
    3. Schedule an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country.
    4. Attend the interview and provide the necessary documents and information to the consular officer.
    5. Wait for the decision on your visa application. If your application is approved, you will be issued an E2 visa, which will allow you to enter the U.S. and engage in your investment.

    Once you have obtained an E2 visa, you will need to follow the terms and conditions of your visa, including any restrictions on your ability to work and travel. You will also need to maintain your investment in the U.S. business and continue to develop and direct the business in order to maintain your E2 visa status.

    How can a U.S. immigration attorney help me apply for an E2 visa?

    Mandelbaum Immigration Lawyers can conduct a E2 visa assessment for you. We can guide you on whether your job offer qualifies, inform you what specific documents are needed for your case, prepare your application or employer petition, submit your application and prepare you for your visa interview.

    How can I schedule a consultation appointment?

    Simply provide us with your name, email address and phone number by emailing us at info@dmandelbaum.com, and our office will contact you to arrange a consultation with a lawyer.

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