Treaty Investment Visa (E2)


If you have a dream of becoming an entrepreneur, you can make it come true by Treaty Investment visa/status (E2). With E2 visa/status, you can stay in the US doing a business you dreamed to do. The status is valid for two years and has to be renewed in every two years.
The E-2 Visa/Status is your gateway to achieving your investment dreams in the United States. By understanding the program's ins and outs, you'll be better equipped to make informed decisions and embark on a successful journey. For any questions or personalized assistance, feel free to reach out to us. Your American dream awaits!
Eligibility: who can apply for E2 visa/status?
  • Substantial Amount of Investment

    There is no fixed amount of investment fund in the regulations. The investor must be able to show that he/she has already invested a substantial amount of investment fund for the business or are in the process of investing.

  • Traceable Source of Investment Fund

    All the investment fund should be traceable to prove that it came from legitimate source.

  • No marginal Business

    Investor must prove that the business is not a marginal business. A marginal enterprise is an enterprise that does not have the present or future capacity to generate more than enough income to provide a minimal living for the treaty investor and his or her family. An enterprise that does not have the capacity to generate such income but that has a present or future capacity to make a significant economic contribution is not a marginal enterprise. The projected future capacity should generally be realizable within five years from the date the alien commences normal business activity of the enterprise.

  • Solely to develop and direct

    The business or individual treaty investor does or will develop and direct the enterprise by controlling the enterprise through ownership of at least 50% of the business, by possessing operational control through a managerial position or other corporate device, or by other means.

  • Executive or supervisory character

    The executive or supervisory element of the employee’s position must be a principal and primary function of the position and not an incidental or collateral function. Executive and/or supervisory duties grant the employee ultimate control and responsibility for the enterprise’s overall operation or a major component thereof.

  • Bona Fide Enterprise

    Investor must prove that your company is a bona fide enterprise. But, good thing is that there is no restriction on a type of the business you choose to do as long as it is in good faith company.

Benefits Of E2 Status
  • Children can attend a Public School
  • Spouse is eligible for Employment Authorization Document
  • The investor and his/her family can stay indefinitely as long as s/he keeps doing the business in the U.S
Who can benefit most from this status?
If becoming an entrepreneur is your dream, this can certainly serve as a promising first step toward realizing that dream. If you find yourself in a situation where your OPT is expiring soon, and you haven't secured an H1B arrangement, there's an alternative option. Your spouse can apply for a change of status to an E2 Visa, and as the spouse of an E2 visa holder, you become eligible for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Furthermore, even if you aren't selected in the H1B registration process or your H1B application is denied, you can still enjoy the freedom to work using your EAD