A Filipino’s Guide to Understanding and Applying for an E2
Filipinos who want to move to the USA from the Philippines can obtain a US investor visa like the E2 Treaty Investor Visa . This visa 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 Non-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.
The E-2 is a nonimmigrant visa which allows the E-2 Treaty Investor to move to the US to develop and direct the company. Every entry on E-2 visa gives a full period of two years of authorized stay.