A Filipino’s Guide to Understanding and Applying for an E2 Immigration Visa
Filipinos who want to migrate to the USA from the Philippines can obtain a US investor visa like the E2 Treaty Investor Visa . This special authorization grant allows citizens of an E2 Treaty Country like the Philippines to move to the United States easily. Dependents, such as an applicant’s immediate family, will also benefit from the advantages of the E2 visa.
To successfully be granted an E2 immigration visa, applicants must invest a substantial amount – usually in excess of $100,000 (P5,500,000) in either an owned or franchised business in the US. Unlike other US investor visas like the EB5, the E2 visa does not have a minimum requirement for the number of jobs that must be created. It is a great and popular way for Filipinos to start their life abroad securely and legally.
Do note that the E2 Visa only grants temporary residency within the US. Depending on their plans, owners are allowed unlimited renewals provided the business continues to operate. The initial period for the visa’s validity can be up to five years, and holders can enter and exit the country whenever they please.