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Global Residence - The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Program

The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa (non-immigrant E-2 classification - E-2 Visa) allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while inside the United States. The E-2 visa is good for three months to five years (depending on the country of origin) and can be extended indefinitely. The investment must be "substantial." Investor visas are available only to citizens of certain countries. E-2 visas are also available to non-investor employees of the business, as long as the persons are of the same nationality as the investor and are destined for a role in the US business that is either executive/supervisory or requires specialized skills that are essential to the efficient operation of the US enterprise.

Upon conclusion of the business, investors must return to their countries of origin, or change their status. The United States Department of State does not allow dual intent for this type of visa, although it is possible for E-2 visa holders to adjust their status to immigrant status. The holder of an E-2 visa may leave the United States at any time. And there are no numerical limits on admissions to this visa.


  • Spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old can also qualify for E2 visa
  • No limit to the number of times you can extend your E2 visa
  • Do not need to maintain a foreign residence to get an E2 visa
  • Fastest way to get visa to the US with low investment
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More Benefits

Fast-track your visa

Fast-track your visa

Lawful status in the US

Visa-free travel to US & many other countries

Visa-free travel to US & many other countries

High opportunity to get E2 Visa through Grenada Citizenship to enjoy visa free- travel to 142 countries (including Schengen area, UK, China, USA)

 Entire family are eligible

Entire family are eligible

Including spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21

The perfect base for investors

The perfect base for investors

Growing your business with the world's largest and strongest economy

Free to live, work & study

Free to live, work & study

Freedom to live and work anywhere in all fifty states, including Texas & Florida which are free of state-level income tax

Monetary return on investment

Monetary return on investment

The right investment can lead to profits and further income for the investor

High standard of living

High standard of living

The world's most advanced medical and educational facilities, making it an ideal location for raising a family

Opportunity to easily get residence permit

Attractive tax regime

No global tax

Country Overview



Capital city

Capital city: Washington D.C.

Visa free countries

Visa free countries: US only

Total area

Total area: 9,833,517 km²

Nearest country

Nearest country: Canada / Mexico


Languages: English


Currency: United States Dollar $


Population: 327.2 million (2018)

Time zone

Time zone: Mainland GMT-04:00 to -08:00

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Government Payment and Last Payment

Government Payment & Last Payment

You will pay the prescribed government fee depending on the investment way you choose. You will pay the remaining service fee to us. Get your E-2 Visa.

Ways To Get Your E-2 Visa

Business Investment

Business Investment

Invest a minimum amount of US$ 100,000 in establishing a new company or have ownership of at least 51% value of the existing business in the US and create jobs for US citizens.

*For more details on the schedule of fees, when to pay, how much to pay, please download our E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Program Kits.

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General requirements towards the main applicant

  • 18+ years of age
  • No criminal record
  • Due diligence checks and approval
  • Confirmed investment sources
  • In good health

E-2 visa can also be obtained by:

  • A spouse
  • Unmarried children under 21 years of age

Countries can apply for E-2 Treaty Visa

The E-2 visa is only for citizens of some countries that have signed special trade agreements with the US. To obtain an E-2 visa, investors can think of obtaining citizenship of a country in this special Treaty. Of these, Grenada currently has a citizenship-by-investment program to obtain citizenship at the lowest price and fast-processing by GIS.

The following countries have treaties with the United States that allow qualified citizens to apply for the status of Treaty Trader:

Albania Colombia Iran Moldova Slovak Republic
Argentina Congo (Brazzaville and Kinshasa) Ireland Mongolia Slovenia
Armenia Costa Rica Italy Montenegro Spain
Australia Croatia Jamaica Morocco Sri Lanka
Austria Czech Republic Japan The Netherlands Suriname
Azerbaijan Denmark Jordan Norway Sweden
Bahrain Ecuador Kazakhstan Oman Switzerland
Bangladesh Egypt South Korea Pakistan Thailand
Belgium Estonia Kosovo Panama Togo
Bolivia Ethiopia Kyrgyzstan Paraguay Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina Finland Latvia Philippines Tunisia
Bulgaria France Liberia Poland Turkey
Cameroon Georgia Lithuania Romania Ukraine
Canada Germany Luxembourg Serbia United Kingdom
Chile Grenada Macedonia Senegal Yugoslavia
China (Taiwan) Honduras Mexico Singapore  
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. What is an EB- 5 Visa?

The United States EB-5 visa is an Immigrant Investor Visa Program that allows eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents or to get the “green card” for the whole family. Thanks to EB-5 visa, husband/wife in law and all non-married children below 21 years old of the investors can get the “green card” and have a full right of a U.S permanent resident.

According to new EB-5 visa regualations, you must deposit at least $800,000 if investing in TEAs (Targeted Employment Area) and $1.05 million for other locations to get an EB-5 visa. The duration for approval lasts for 3-4 years

After that, all family members will enjoy a high standard of life including getting benefits from high-quality medical service, education, and other well-beings similar to a U.S citizen apart from election rights.The children can stay in school for free of tuition until age 18 and then can attend higher education at a lower tuition rates compared to foreign students. After 5 years, the investors and his/her family can apply for the U.S citizenship.

2. What is an E2 Visa?

Inspired in part by its capitalist system, a central purpose of the U.S.’ immigration system is to grant admission to foreign nationals who are anticipated to have a positive impact on the U.S. economy, society, and the job market. For foreign investors, this can mean very good news!

Specifically, for business people looking to invest in, direct, and develop a bona fide enterprise in the United States, the E-2 visa classification can very well open the doors.

3. What are I-526 requirements?

Many forms of evidence may be used to prove that all of I-526 petition requirements have been met by the applicant:

Requirement: an EB-5 eligible project has received/will receive the investment Evidence: articles of incorporation, merger or consolidation certificates, joint venture or limited partnership agreements, state business certificates

Requirement: the appropriate investment amount has been made in the project Evidence: bank statements, security agreements, promissory notes, loan or mortgage certificates, other evidence that sufficiently illustrates the investment amount

Requirement: the capital investment was obtained through lawful means (legal source of funds) Evidence: five years of tax returns, pay stubs of the funds coming from earnings from an employer, bank account statements, securities statements (if the funds came from trading/bonds/stocks)

Requirement: the investment will create 10 full-time U.S. jobs
Evidence: a business plan

Requirement: the investor will be involved with day-to-day management or will have a policy-making position within the EB-5 project

Evidence: corporate documents, statement and description of duties.

4. Who files the I-526?

I-526 petitions are usually completed by immigration attorneys. They are submitted to the USCIS California Service Center. The filing fee for the I-526 petition is $3,675. USCIS will occasionally request more evidence as needed. It currently takes the USCIS 24 to 26 months to adjudicate an I-526 application. EB-5 visa applicants can apply for U.S. residential status once the I-526 petition is complete. They do so by filing the form I-485 adjustment of status if they are already in the United States as a nonimmigrant, or by filing the DS-260 application if they are abroad.

5. What is the I-829 petition?

The I-829 petition is the final step of the EB-5 visa process for immigrant investors to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. The I-829 petition includes evidence that the immigrant investor successfully met all United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements of the EB-5 program. Once the I-829 is approved, the investor’s conditional residency restriction is removed so that the investor, their spouse and their unmarried children under the age of 21 can live in the United States permanently.

The EB-5 investor can file the I-829 petition with USCIS starting 90 days before the end of the two year conditional permanent status period. The applicant’s conditional residency will be extended while the I-829 is processed. The I-829 application must be filed within 21 to 24 months of the investor’s two year conditional residency period, otherwise the ability to obtain a permanent residency card can be jeopardized.

6. What are I-829 requirements?

There are numerous pieces of evidence that EB-5 investors must supply within the I-829 petition to prove that they have fulfilled all EB-5 program requirements:

Requirement: conditional permanent resident card (green card)
Evidence: photocopy of permanent investor’s permanent resident card, photocopy of permanent resident cards of all EB-5 family members

Requirement: proof that a commercial enterprise was established
Evidence: federal tax returns

Requirement: proof that the capital investment was made
Evidence: audited financial statements, bank statements, other evidence to demonstrate that the new commercial evidence received the investor’s funds

Requirement: proof that the commercial enterprise was sustained throughout the two year conditional residency period
Evidence: invoices, receipts, bank statements, contracts, business licenses, federal tax returns, state tax returns, quarterly tax statements

Requirement: evidence that the required number of jobs were created by the project and that the business plan was followed
Evidence: payroll records, relevant tax documents

Requirement: biometrics services
Evidence: applicant must attend USCIS biometrics appointment where the applicant’s fingerprints, signature and photograph are taken

Requirement: legal documents must be provided if the applicant has a criminal history Evidence: law enforcement statements, arrest records, sentencing records, probation or parole records, other court records relating to the criminal history.

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