E-2 Treaty Investor Visa – Source to Boost US Economy
One of my best preferences among the various investment visa categories is always E-2 Treaty
Investor visa. Though it is available to several country nationals which includes several South
Asian, Arab, African, European and number of other countries. The best possibility available to
invest money as the foreign investment in the affordable amount and get benefit of investor visa
for main investor, dependent spouse, and children under the age of 21 years.
Spouse is eligible for work authorization and can work in any type of business or even set up
There is a strong need to add in more countries into the E-2 country list. The treaty country listed
currently are 80 or so in the list with most recent addition in the form of Israel. There is a strong
need to add in more countries, two of the candidates being India and China, and many Arab
countries with highly potential to do foreign investment in the US business and boost economy,
create employments and generate revenue and taxes. Brazil and Indonesia are also missing.
Interestingly, third-country citizenship in order to qualify for an E-2 visa is a growing trend.
Some of our clients from India and China for example, received citizenship in countries like
Grenade or Canada before we successfully obtained E-2 visas for them.
Our law firm proudly boost our success rate in processing E-2 visas for several nationalities.
Finally, I believe E-2 visa holders should have a path to legal permanent residency — something
that doesn’t exist now in any straightforward way. Many E-2 visa holders have been in the U.S.
for decades. If they have children who were born here, those children, once they turn 21, would
be able to petition for their parents.
Foreign investments are highly encouraged by the US government as they can be very strong
source of economic boost and business development in the USA which in turn can generate
revenue, taxes, and employment within the USA.
Misbah Chaudhry is the founding attorney of Misbah Chaudhry & Associates PLLC –
Immigration Law Firm in Houston, TX, where she practices US immigration law focusing on
all aspects of immigration law including business immigration, Family immigration,
Deportation, and removal proceedings. Her practice concentrates in all 50 States and around
the globe with individual as well as corporate clients from all around the world. She has been
blogging about immigration law since 2011 and has written numerous articles in many
publications. Misbah Chaudhry is regularly quoted in the media and is the host of various
seminars, conferences, and TV talk shows about immigration.
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