The E-2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter the U.S. based on an investment that the investor will oversee and control while in the United States. This investment usually takes the form of a business in the U.S. that the investor controls.
Each USCIS business or investor visa has a unique set of advantages, components and aspects. Depending on the foreign national’s specific needs, family situation and long or short term goals, different USCIS business and investor visas may be available.
An E-2 investor visa may be suitable in the following situations.
- A foreign national who may want to keep his / her current employment position while living in the U.S.
- A foreign national who may want to keep his/ her current employment position but travel to the U.S. and stay for extended periods of time.
- A foreign national who may want to keep his / her current employment but may choose to live in the U.S. at some future date.
The total amount of capital needed for an E-2 visa depends on the situation but is generally $150,000 plus legal costs.
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