Non-US citizens can begin or invest in American-based companies, provided that they are granted the appropriate visa.
The US offers a range of visas to entrepreneurs who want to set up or buy into an U.S.-based company. They include:
Short term visas – E-2 Visa to investors – E-1 Visa to treaty-bound traders – O-1 Visa is available to those who have extraordinary capabilities or accomplishments
Green cards for permanent employment – Visa for EB-5 to investors – Visa EB-1: for those who have extraordinary talent or accomplishment
The E-1 visa permits citizens of a nation that is a signatory to a treaty travel to in the United States solely to engage in international commerce in their personal capacity.
the person applying must be a resident of a nation with which the US is a party to an agreement for navigation and commerce, or a an international agreement with a qualifying status
The applicant should also be in the US only to conduct commerce of a significant nature, that is of an internationally oriented, and that is primarily with and between the US
E-2 Visa is available open to citizens of a treaty nation that is, in this instance, to travel to in the United States when investing in the operation of a US business.
Contrary in contrast to E-2 visa the EB-5 visa offers an option that is more durable which allows investors from overseas to gain US permanent residence.
it will require a higher minimum investment of at minimum $500,000 in a brand newly established or a US firm
the possibility of creating or keep the possibility of ten permanent full-time jobs for competent US employees.
A substitute for the E-classification and only for a small portion of people who have extraordinary abilities or accomplishments in their chosen area