The E2 visa is a nonimmigrant Visa which allows a citizen of a country to visit the United States to invest in and manage a business.
This is usually for as long the business is active and the investor is involved. Although the E2 visa can only be issued temporarily,
You must first register your company with the E-Visa Unit using the online Form DS-160. Then, pay the applicable fee.
The E-Visa Unit will require you to provide supporting documents to prove that you meet all eligibility requirements. These documents include proof of ownership of your business
You can have different documentation depending on the time and method of applying for an E2 visa
The Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual provides general guidance and outlines the legal requirements for E2 visas.
– Your nationality: E2 visas can only be obtained by nationals of countries with whom the US has a treaty. These documents include passports or birth certificates.
You must prove that money used for investment in the US came from a legal source. This can be demonstrated by tax returns,
property sales records, bank statements, statements showing deposit and accumulation over time, and statements showing funds transferred to the US.
Your funds are at risk if the business is not active. This can be demonstrated by a US start up with documentation such as corporate registration documents
Marginal businesses are not profitable. You will need documentation to prove that your business will support your family and other people.
You can develop and direct the company: This status is for people who are able to supervise the operation of a US-based business
You plan to return to your country of residence: After expiration of your temporary status E2, you must declare your intention to leave the US