How does the EB-5 visa differ from an E-2 Investor Visa?
The E-2 Investor visa is a temporary visa that can be prolonged indefinitely, with investment sums starting at $100,000. Only nationals of countries that have bilateral investment treaties qualify for the E-2 visa. The main disadvantages are that the status is temporary (unlike a green card), the investor must work in the company and reside where the company is located, and the status can be forfeited if the business experiences financial difficulties.
To discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the EB-5 visa over other types of U.S. visas, contact the EB-5 immigrant investor attorneys of White & Associates by calling 818-730-3540.