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Advantages of an E-2 Visa

The E-2 is classified as a nonimmigrant treaty investor visa. People from treaty countries are eligible to apply for this visa to start or expand a business in the U.S.

Below are the advantages of an E-2 Visa:

  1. Under the E-2 visa category, no specific educational background is required, for what is required is the investment necessary to establish an enterprise in the US

  2. When entering the United States, an E-2 visa holder will initially be given a two year period of stay. He or she can then apply for an extension of stay of two years or simply leave the United States and seek reentry with the valid visa for an additional two years. There is no limit on the number of extensions allowed under this category.

  3. No minimum investment amount is required provided the investment is enough to establish, develop and operate a profitable business that meets the given requirements

  4. An E-2 dependent visa shall be issued to the spouse, together with their children below the age of 21, of an E-2 investor. Based on it, the spouse may apply for work authorization and children are able to attend a school of their choice but not for a work visa

  5. The E-2 visa holder has the choice of living outside of the United States for an unsettled amount of time and can re-enter the country for as long as their visa is valid.


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