We tell you a little unknown secret about E-2 visas. Only a few investors in the world know of this shortcut
First you should know the E-2 visa is a cheapest alternative to EB-5 immigrant investor program.
Who would want to spend close to $1 million for eb5 and the wait years and years for Green card? To me its dumb! In Europe you only have to wait for few months. The United Kingdom if you invest €2m approves it just 1 or two weeks, fastest golden visa in world.
Instead you invest $100,000 and create 5 jobs in the US you get E2 Visa in 3 weeks for 2 years. Remember E2 is a non immigrant visa this is great if you don’t want to live in US but visit anytime during Visa period
Here is the quick difference
E2 – Investor Visa to United States ($100,000)
EB5 – Golden Visa to United States ($900,000)
There is one problem with E2 visas. If you are from
India 🇮🇳 China 🇨🇳 Nigeria 🇳🇬 South Africa 🇿🇦 Russia 🇷🇺 Iraq 🇮🇶 Lebanon 🇱🇧 etc. you cannot apply directly.
This is where Citizenship by investment kicks in. You become a citizen of Grenada 🇬🇩 or Montenegro 🇲🇪 or Turkey 🇹🇷 then apply for E2 at any US embassy nearby
Remember only these citizenship by investment programs offer E2 visa opportunity. No other passport program offer this perk
1. Grenada requires $150,000
2. Turkey – $250,000
3. Montenegro – €350,000
Grenada Passport + E2 visa route will cost you less than $300,000 far far cheaper than EB5. Think about it
Be Careful if you step foot in US soil you could be liable to worldwide taxation. Any wealth investor would think twice. It is better not be a US resident and non immigrant visas works great. It is important plan your taxes ahead before immigrating to the US.
We assist clients through our US lawyers for E2 visas