For those foreign nationals looking to come to the United States, an investor visa may be an option worth considering. The most popular of these are the E-2 visa and the EB-5 visa. Each come with their own pros and cons, and anyone contemplating such a decision should carefully consider these.
Benefits of the E-2 visa:
- Allows foreign investors from all eligible countries to establish a business in the U.S. and to move here to oversee its operations.
- There is no specific minimum level of investment required. The regulations state only that the investment must be sufficient to develop a successful and profitable business.
- The E-2 investor’s spouse and minor children (under age 21) will be issued E-2 dependent visas.