If you are interested in investing in a business or enterprise in the United States, you may apply for an E-2 (Treaty Investor) Visa. This visa will allow the holder to enter the U.S. on a non-immigrant basis to invest, as long as they are a member of a treaty country and satisfy the relevant criteria.
The process begins with an online application. A cover letter must be submitted that describes the enterprise and its beneficiaries. The letter must also show that the applicant meets the visa requirements, as set out in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual (9 FAM 402.9).
The applicant must submit the following forms:
The applicant must submit proofs of their identity, nationality, education, and work experiences.
The applicant must submit documents proving ownership of the enterprise. This includes the proven identities and nationalities of any other enterprise owners.
The applicant must show detailed breakdowns of their financial investment in the company or enterprise, as well as proof that the enterprise is real and active. The best way to show this is by including a comprehensive 5- year business plan
The E-2 visa may last from 2 to 5 years, depending on the applicant’s country of origin.