Written by attorney Romy B Jurado

What is the E-2 Visa Investment Requirement

These E-2 visas are given to a variety of business ventures. You could invest in a motel, shooting range, gift shop, convenience store, a food franchise, building contracting, a property management company, and so on. Each of these types of businesses would require different initial investment value

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The regulations for E-2 visa requires that the investor has invested a substantial amount into the business. The E-2 visa investment must be of such a nature that the funds are at risk and guarantee that the investor would be committed to the success of the business. To determine whether an investment is substantial, the investment has to be a substantial portion of the amount that would be needed to make the business operational. There is no fixed minimum investment amount; it depends on the type of business and the amount of funds it requires. If the funds needed to make the business operational are large, then the proportion you need to bring would be smaller. Since you are applying for an E-2 visa, substantial funds need to be at risk. Although there is no minimum requirement, it would be best if the funds you want to invest start from $50,000. This is because a lesser amount might be considered too small to guarantee your continued interest in the success of the business. Before deciding to commit funds to an E-2 visa investment, you need to get advice from a skilled immigration attorney.

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