Visas for investors in U.S. businesses
Investors, traders and their employees may apply for visas to do business in the United States, so long as their country of origin has an investor treaty (an agreement that provides for reciprocal investments) with the United States.
In order to qualify for an E-2 investor visa you must:
An applicant for an extension to his or her E-2 investor visa must file in person and prove that they have, at all times throughout the duration of their stay in the United States, observed the conditions and restrictions of their visa.
E-2 visas may be issued to accompanying relatives of investors. Accompanying relatives may stay in the United States but are not eligible to work there.