US E-2 Visas in 2021: Why Now is a Good Time to Apply

On June 2nd, there was a free Facebook live event where immigration professionals spoke about E2 visas in 2021 and why it may be the perfect path for you. International Legal & RE Expert Lauren Cohen and Fadi Minawi from Visaplace discussed…


Why Choose an E-2 Visa Now

E-2 Visas approval rating has remained the same year-over-year at an 89% approval rating. The E-2 Visas approval ratings are significantly higher than many non-immigrant visas. The overall nonimmigrant visa denial rate increased from 22% in 2018 to 26% in 2019 except for the E-2 Visa. The top 15 E-2 Countries include:

  1. Japan
  2. Canada
  3. Great Britian
  4. Germany
  5. France
  6. South Korea
  7. Mexico
  8. Italy
  9. Spain
  10. Taiwan
  11. Turkey
  12. Sweden
  13. Argentina
  14. Colombia
  15. Australia


What Type of US Investor Are You?

There are two main types of Investors: Strategic/Financial Investor and Lifestyle Investor

Strategic/Financial Investor

  • Foreign corporations and individuals seeking to enter new markets and/or expand the product offering
  • Initial investment from $80,000 to $1,000,000+
  • Beyond visa eligibility, there is a major focus on return on invest
  • Aims to expand the business through opening new locations, acquiring competitors, or other means
  • Location is important but often secondary to strong earnings and potential growth

Lifestyle Investor

  • Foreign individuals generally with a net worth above $1,000,000
  • Prioritize working fewer hours over gaining more income from the business
  • Initial investment from $150,000 to $350,000
  • School district is very important for the children
  • The longevity of the business is more important than high profit
  • Potential to sell the business after 2-4 years if they return to their home country or decide to pursue a green card

What Industry Should I Invest in for an E-2 Visa?

There are a few industries that international investors are most interested in especially in light of the current pandemic.

  • Fast Food
  • Real Estate
  • Health
  • Cleaning
  • Pet Care
  • Business Services
  • Beauty
  • Education

These are not the only industries that you have to work in though. Contact us today to find out if your business or industry is right for the E-2 Visa.

Why Hire Us to Help You With Your E-2 Visa Application?

With over 20 years of experience working with investors and traders, we know what the U.S. immigration department requires. We have helped thousands and thousands of foreign nationals successfully enter the U.S. with E visas and we can help you too! Book a consultation with an E-2 Visa Immigration Consultant to start your application now!


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