What Is the Difference Between an E-2 Visa and EB-5 Visa?
While E-2 investor visas are temporary visas always issued for a limited period of time (several years), EB-5 visas are permanent visas. E-2 visas are based on a treaty between the U.S. and the country of the investor’s citizenship. If there is no treaty between the U.S. and the country of the investor’s citizenship, the investor cannot get an E-2 visa. EB-5 visas are not limited to only investors from some countries. The investment amount for an EB-5 visa is $1.8 million or $900,000 in a Targeted Employment Area.
There is no dollar limit for an E-2 visa, but the investment amount has to be “substantial”. In order to qualify for an EB-5 visa, an investor has to create 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers. E-2 investor has to create at least one job for U.S. workers. For more information about E-2 and EB-5 visas from our law firm, call the Juras Law Firm, PLC office in Scottsdale, AZ to talk with an experienced attorney at 480-425-2009.