U.S. treaty investor visa (E-2) = 3 in 1: Invest, work, and live in the U.S.
Have you ever dreamed to start your own business?
Feel like your ambition is greater than your country potential?
U.S. Treaty Investor Visa
There’s a chance to make your dream happen. It’s called E-2, the U.S. treaty investor visa.
From the outset, do not confuse the E-2 visa with an EB-5 green card. In contrast to the investment visa, the investment green card requires you to invest at least $500,000 into the U.S. economy. We’ll cover the investment green card in our separate post.
Here’s a sneak peek of how the E-2 visa may fit you.
E-2 is a U.S. treaty investor visa available for nationals of many countries that have bilateral investment treaties with the United States.
The U.S. has such treaties with 80 countries throughout the world. Those countries, for example, include Austria, China (Taiwan), France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and many others.
Wondering whether you qualify to get an E-2 visa?
First of all, check out the current list of treaty countries and see if your nationality falls into that list.
As you can see, a great deal of people around the globe may use this opportunity. Under certain circumstances, you can easily be one of them. To this end, you have to comply with certain requirements.
What do you need to get a U.S. treaty investor visa and run your own business in the U.S.?
You, specifically, have to:
1. Be a national of a treaty country;
2. Make substantial investment and commit the funds irrevocably;
3. Invest in a real operating enterprise;
4. Have an investment that’s not merely marginal;
5. Control the funds and bear a commercial risk;
6. Come to the U.S. to develop and direct your business; and
7. Depart the U.S. when your investor visa status ends, if ever.
Not really. Approaching the requirements correctly, you can get your U.S. treaty investor status and make your dream come true. In other words, you can start and run your own business in the U.S.
What could be better than mastering your professional fate?
To find out the advantages of the treaty investor visa, read our article (pages 11-14) in the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division International Law Committee newsletter.
For further details, see the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services overview.
To learn about investment in the U.S., for instance, you can refer to SelectUSA, a U.S. government-wide program of the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Getting a business visa to live and work in USA is one of the main reasons for your company registration in America.
For purposes of the E-2 visa, you should incorporate or buy a business in the U.S. To this end, check out how to incorporate your startup in the U.S. Alternatively, see how to buy a business in the U.S.
To launch your business, feel free to download our business setup checklist (infographic).
For an ultimate guide on how to open your business in the U.S., watch our webinar (in Russian langauge).
Thus, start thinking about creating your own business now to leave your footprint and enjoy your life tomorrow!