One option for immigrants looking to stay in the United States is by applying for a treaty visa, or an E-1 or E-2 visa. Last year, the government issued 25,500 E-2 treaty visas.
Individuals with E-2 visas are considered “temporary visitors” by the U.S. State Department. Children whose parents have E-2 visas are not eligible to live in the United States past the age of 21-years old, unless they are eligible for another type of visa.
Receiving an E-2 visa involves investing $50,000 in a small business located in the U.S. The business owner and their family are able to legally live in the U.S. as long as the business is operating and providing jobs and other economic benefits. The visas can be renewed every 2 to 5 years.
If you or someone you know has questions about applying for a treaty visa like the E-2 visa, contact the Orange County treaty visa lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 800-242-2151 today.