The basic rules to obtain an E-2 Treaty Investor visa are the same for all applicants. In summary, being a national from a treaty country (for example Mexico), having made a substantial investment in the U.S. (we recommend at least $100K - but there is no set amount), having invested in a bona fide enterprise (a real commercial operation) and having made an investment that is not marginal (one that provides sufficient income to support not only the investor, but also any company employees). The application process varies depending on the rules established by every U.S. Consulate abroad.
Usually, eligibility involves demonstrating that 10 or more jobs are actually produced by the new commercial enterprise via revenues created from:
- Improved regional productivity
- Increased domestic capital investment derived from the pilot program
- Increased exports
If you can demonstrate these requirements, you could qualify for an investment visa. Contacting a lawyer from Barbeito and Hiatt can help you through the mountain of questions and help get your paperwork filed in a timely manner. Click here to find out how to contact our office