E1 Treaty Trader

General Qualifications of Treaty Trader

  • Be a national of a country with the United States maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation. (Ex. 2001 Plan Colombia)
  • Substantial trade with the treaty nation.
  • Principal trade is between the United States and the treaty country. (Ex. NAFTA includes multiple countries but the trading must between U.S. and the country where the Foreign National is from, for example Mexico).
  • May apply directly at US Embassy or inside the United States. The principal difference is that without a visa stamped at the US Embassy you will not be able to leave and renter the United States.
  • All immediate family including spouses and children under 21 may travel with the investor.

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E2 Treaty Investment

General Qualifications of Treaty Investor

  • Be a national of a country with the United States maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation.
  • Invest a Substantial Amount: Generally this means an amount that would make the business viable and is often explained by the business plan for the entity. For example, if you open a restaurant but you only have enough capital to purchase or lease the equipment, the plan will not be viable because their insufficient funds reaming for human resources or other capital necessities of the business.
  • New Commercial Enterprise: A new business is often necessary. However, certain exceptions may be made for business rescued by outside investment.
  • Ownership and Control of Enterprise: Typically this means at least 51% ownership and control of the business.
  • Source of Funds: The funds invested must not be tied to international Terrorism, Narco-trafficking or other illicit activities.
  • Create (2) U.S. Jobs
  • May apply directly at US Embassy or inside the United States. The principal difference is that without a visa stamped at the US Embassy you will not be able to leave and renter the United States.
  • All immediate family including spouses and children under 21 may travel with the investor.

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EB 5 Alien Entrepreneur

  • Option 1: TEA applicants or regional centers must invest $900,000 USD.
  • Option 2: Invest $1.8 million dollars anywhere.
  • All options must create 10 U.S. jobs (direct or indirect).
  • Source of funds required.
  • All immediate family including spouses and children under 21 may travel with the investor.
  • All immediate family members and investors will receive a Green Card or Permanent Resident Status.
  • Generally requires new business but may qualify if saving a troubled business.