E-2 Treaty Visa Attorneys
What is an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa?
Individuals from other countries who wish to invest in the UNITED STATES may be able to qualify either as an E-1 Treaty Trader or an E-2 Treaty Investor visas.
E-1 Treaty Trader & E-2 Treaty Investor visas allow nationals of Treaty-countries to come and invest in the United States.
The investor can either purchase existing business, create a new entity or merge with an existing United States Company.
Benefits of Treaty Visas
The E-1 and E-2 Visas are extremely useful because they allow citizens of countries who have trade treaties with the UNITED STATES to come and invest in the UNITED STATES with relatively small amount of investments.
One of the main advantage is that E-2 and E-1 Treaty visa-holders can remain in the United States for an indefinite period, so long as they continues to control and manage their investments.
Additionally, spouses and children under the age of 21 of the qualifying investor or trader are also permitted to come and remain in the UNITED STATES.
The E-1 and E-2 dependent spouse may obtain employment authorization and work for any employer while in the UNITED STATES.
Furthermore, managers and essential employee of the “qualifying company” many also come to the UNITED STATES under E-2, as well as their families as stated above.
Also, there is no restriction on the type of businesses that the foreign national may operate, even if such business is not within the same industry as the investor’s background and experience, or in the same line of business as the foreign company. Finally, children under 21 that are not married can remain as an E-2 dependent and may attend public school, including colleges and university and enjoy in-state tuitions.