E2 Visa USA
What is the E-2 visa?
With the E-2 Visa, an Investor having the citizenship of a treaty country can apply for permanent residency in the United States of America by making a substantial investment in the US. For example, Turkey is a part of the E2 Treaty, and Turkish nationals can apply for E2 with their family members. Spouses of E-2 Applicants as well as Children below 21 years old are also eligible to obtain US Permanent Residency together with the main applicant.
The application procedures for E2 Visa are not complicated, and E2 Visa could be obtained within 2-3 months only, which makes it a more appealing option when comparing with EB-5.
E-2 Visa Requirements:
- Investor shall be a citizen of a country which has E2 Treaty essentially with the US.
- There must be a real, actively operating business in the US.
- At least 51% of the business shall be owned by the Investor
- The investment must be substantial
- The business shall generate income, and this income shall ideally be sufficient to cover Investor’s and family members living expenses in the US.
- Investor shall have the full control of the funds to invest.
- Once after obtaining the E2 Visa, Investor shall essentially reside inside the US, and actively engage in Daily operation of the company.
As Ketenci&Ketenci, we have been advising our clients thoroughly on each step of E-2 Visa Application procedures. Please contact us for any queries in relation to E-2 Visa.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (“FAQ”) IN RELATION TO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E-2 RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME?
Why choose United States of America?
USA is a safe and stable country. Country’s approach is traditionally very hospitable, tolerant and welcoming manner to foreigners. Not to mention it is the most powerful country in the world when it comes the economy.
Are there any vaccine requirements to go to United States of America?
Unfortunately, there are some vaccine requirements in accordance with the US Immigration Law. However, the type of vaccines vary year by year due to the majority of viruses in the world.
Do I have to travel to USA to start the Residency procedures?
Yes, E2 Residency applications can be done remotely.
What are the visa-free travel opportunities for citizens of USA?
The American passport owners have opportunities of Visa Free Travel to over 180 countries, including Hong Kong, US, United Kingdom, Switzerland and EU Countries.
Is USA a tax haven for investors who consider applying for E2 Investor Visa Programme?
Although it is not easy to name US a tax haven, investors must keep in mind that there are numerous advantageous tax cuts and business opportunities for them, who are searching for a country with minimal tax payments opportunities. USA makes great efforts in order to get business people from all around the world, thus it will not be a big hustle to decrease tax burden within US to reasonable amounts while operating your own business.
Is there any official legislative text which stipulates the E2 Investor Visa Programme?
Yes. There are several acts which regulate this program. Mainly Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 provide its legal basis and E-2 Visa Improvement Act of 2017 provides further regulations related to E2 Programme, which sets out the terms and conditions for nonimmigrant investors who are about to become “Lawful Permanent Residents” of United of States of America.
Do you offer real estate options from USA?
Yes. We offer approved projects suitable to proceed for E-2 Residency program.
Is there any language requirement to apply for American Residency?
Yes, reading, writing and speaking English, and knowing the history and government of U.S. is required.