Citizens of Kazakhstan, Armenia and Georgia can obtain temporary residence in the United States with the possibility of extension for a minimum investment of $100,000.
Benefits of the E-2 visa:
- The visa is issued for a period from three months up to five years depending on the country of origin and in theory can be extended indefinitely
- Compared to an immigration visa available for investors, the EB-5 visa, necessary investment amount is much lower: generally it must be at least $100.000
- Family members of E-2 applicants may receive dependent E visas: these include the spouse and unmarried children (under 21 years of age); also they are not required to have the same nationality as the main E-2 applicant
Application is restricted based on the applicant's citizenship. Citizens of the following countries can apply for an E-2 visa: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia. Russia and Belarus are not included in the list of countries.
Immigration laws do not specify a minimum needed investment level. However, as a rule, the USCIS expects an investment of at least $100,000 from an E-2 applicant.
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