On Apr 08 2020 by Staff

Investment Treaty Countries for E-2 Visa Applicants

With the recent changes to the EB-5 immigrant investor program, notably increased investment amounts and the increase in processing times, international investors are looking for alternative options to invest in the U.S. for immigration benefits. This is where pairing an E-2 visa with a citizenship by investment (“CBI”) can be the best option for some investors.

There are over ten countries with citizenship by investment programs, but only three of those countries have bilateral investment treaties with the United States that allow for E-2 Visa applications: Turkey, Montenegro, and Grenada. After acquiring a citizenship with one of these countries, a foreign national is able to apply for an E-2 visa for themself, a spouse, and children (age and dependency requirements differ for each treaty country). Additionally, extended families are included in some instances. The following infographic is a snapshot of some key criteria to consider when deciding which country’s CBI option is best for you. For more in-depth information, you can read a full blog with 9 criteria to consider the different investment programs. 

Working with an experienced and knowledgeable investor visa lawyer is essential to reaching success as this option has many moving parts and involves many different factors that can influence the investors’ outcome.

To speak with an experienced Klasko investor visa lawyer, contact one today.