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Types of Businesses Eligible for an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa

What Type of Business is Eligible for an E-2 Visa?

For a foreign national that wants to start up or buy a business in the United States, the E-2 Investor Visa[1] is a great option. This is a non-immigrant visa that allows for a national of a treaty country to enter the U.S. for work based on their substantial investment into a U.S. business.[2]

Businesses eligible for an E-2 visa are generally any legitimate and lawful business that has the intent to hire U.S. workers.  Depending on the type of business, a small about of capital may only be required and the business may not be required to hire employees right away.

Below is a list of some types of businesses that may qualify:

  • Auto Repair Shop
  • Acoustic Booth Sales
  • Bar
  • Bike Share and Use Program
  • Book Illustrator
  • Cabinet Making and Distribution Business
  • Catering Company
  • Cleaning Company
  • Clothing Distributor
  • Clothing Manufacturer
  • Coffee Shop/Book Store
  • Computer/Technology Advisory Services
  • Computer Application Design
  • Consulting Company
  • Convenience Store
  • Events planning and Coordination
  • Exhibit Coordinator
  • Fashion Design Company
  • Film Maker
  • Fitness Center
  • Food Delivery Service
  • Food Distribution Sales
  • Franchise Owners
  • Gas Station
  • Graphic Designer
  • Home Renovations
  • Import/Export Business
  • Internet Marketing Company
  • Internet Start Up
  • Law Firm
  • Legal Referral Business
  • Management Consulting Company
  • Medical Addiction Treatment Center
  • Oil Refinement Company
  • Pilot School
  • Plumbing
  • Real Estate Investment (Over 50 Properties Purchased)
  • Restaurant
  • Retail Shop
  • Sporting Soccer League
  • Technology Mobil App Start up for Leisure App
  • Technology Mobile App Start up for Sporting App
  • Trucking Company
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Welding
  • Wellness Retreat
  • Wine Distributor

Contact our law firm to talk about your business ideas and investment plans, we would be happy to assist you with your E-2 visa needs.