Eb- Visa

Basic Information on US Visas, for More Specific and Accurate Information go to:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS

US VISAS

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

Basic Information for an E-2 Visa

  • The investor, a person, a partnership or corporate entity, must have the citizenship of a treaty country as indicated below under Treaty Countries.
  • If a business, at least 50 percent of the business must be owned by persons with the treaty country’s nationality.
  • You must have control of the funds, and the investment must be at risk in the commercial sense. Loans secured with the assets of the investment enterprise are not allowed.
  • You must be coming to the United States to develop and direct the enterprise. If you are not the principal investor, you must be considered an essential employee, employed in a supervisory, executive, or highly specialized skill capacity.  Ordinary skilled and unskilled workers do not qualify.
  • The Florida Business Brokers Team can help you identify and purchase the business in collaboration with your Immigration Attorney. Contact us for further information on E-2 Visas or any other investment visa that may apply to your particular case.

 

Treaty Countries

 

Country

Classification

Effective Date

Albania

E-2

January 4, 1998

Argentina

E-1

October 20, 1994

Argentina

E-2

October 20, 1994

Armenia

E-2

March 29, 1996

Australia

E-1

December 16, 1991

Australia

E-2

December 27, 1991

Austria

E-1

May 27, 1931

Austria

E-2

May 27, 1931

Azerbaijan

E-2

August 2, 2001

Bahrain

E-2

May 30, 2001

Bangladesh

E-2

July 25, 1989

Belgium

E-1

October 3, 1963

Belgium

E-2

October 3, 1963

Bolivia

E-1

November 09, 1862

Bolivia

E-2

June 6, 2001

Bosnia and Herzegovina 11

E-1

November 15, 1882

Bosnia and Herzegovina 11

E-2

November 15, 1882

Brunei

E-1

July 11, 1853

Bulgaria

E-2

June 2, 1994

Cameroon

E-2

April 6, 1989

Canada

E-1

January 1, 1993

Canada

E-2

January 1, 1993

Chile

E-1

January 1, 2004

Chile

E-2

January 1, 2004

China (Taiwan) 1

E-1

November 30, 1948

China (Taiwan) 1

E-2

November 30, 1948

Colombia

E-1

June 10, 1848

Colombia

E-2

June 10, 1848

Congo (Brazzaville)

E-2

August 13, 1994

Congo (Kinshasa)

E-2

July 28, 1989

Costa Rica

E-1

May 26, 1852

Costa Rica

E-2

May 26, 1852

Croatia 11

E-1

November 15, 1882

Croatia 11

E-2

November 15, 1882

Czech Republic 2

E-2

January 1, 1993

Denmark 3

E-1

July 30, 1961

Denmark

E-2

December 10, 2008

Ecuador

E-2

May 11, 1997

Egypt

E-2

June 27, 1992

Estonia

E-1

May 22, 1926

Estonia

E-2

February 16, 1997

Ethiopia

E-1

October 8, 1953

Ethiopia

E-2

October 8, 1953

Finland

E-1

August 10, 1934

Finland

E-2

December 1, 1992

France 4

E-1

December 21, 1960

France 4

E-2

December 21, 1960

Georgia

E-2

August 17, 1997

Germany

E-1

July 14, 1956

Germany

E-2

July 14, 1956

Greece

E-1

October 13, 1954

Grenada

E-2

March 3, 1989

Honduras

E-1

July 19, 1928

Honduras

E-2

July 19, 1928

Iran

E-1

June 16, 1957

Iran

E-2

June 16, 1957

Ireland

E-1

September 14, 1950