Any visa for an investor is temporary since, with their help, it will not be possible to obtain a green card (the exception is an EB-5 visa).
Types of American visas for investors:
E-1 visa – trader visa
Issued to foreign investors from countries that have an agreement or international agreement with the United States. The purpose of an investor’s entry into the United States should be to conduct trade between his country and the United States. A complete list of countries that have signed the treaty and now their citizens can receive an E-1 visa is available on travel.state.gov
E-2 visa – investor visa
It can also be obtained only by those foreigners whose countries have signed an agreement on trade and investment with the United States. The full list can be viewed on the State Department website. Belarus and Russia have not signed such an agreement with the United States.
A visa can be obtained by persons who have made an earnest financial investment in an American company. At the same time, the investor’s goal should be as follows – to be personally in the United States to develop this project.
Conditions for obtaining an American E-2 visa:
Why the E-2 visa is beneficial for an investor
How to Apply for an E-2 Visa
This is a special free trade agreement and is only issued to Australian professionals.
Investor visa EB-5
With this visa program, the investor and his family can get a green card. To do this, you need to invest in an American company and create at least 10 new jobs. In this case, the green card will be received by the investor’s wife (husband) and children (up to 21 years old, not married).
Main requirements for an investor:
There are two options to participate in the EB-5 visa program:
How to participate in the Regional Centers (RC) program
Regional centers strive to develop the region’s economy, attract cash investments in local enterprises, and create new jobs.
Even if the RC is approved and recognized by the US Immigration Service, it does not mean that the visa will be guaranteed to be issued or the investment will be returned if something goes wrong in the development of the company.
The fact that the US Immigration Service recognizes the RC does not reduce the risks for the investor.
Therefore, you should always consider each proposal seriously. After all, if the project goes bankrupt, the investor loses both his money and the opportunity to withdraw conditional status from the green card.
EB-5 Visa Application Process: