The most common and widely-known Investor visa is the EB-5, otherwise known as the “Immigrant Investor Program” visa. This category allows persons who invest a certain amount of money in US-based projects to apply for and ultimately receive permanent resident status and, ultimately, citizenship in the United States. 

Another “investor visa” is the E-2 Visa. This allows aliens from eligible countries (mostly in Europe and a sprinkling from Africa and Asia) to enter and work inside the United States based on a “substantial” investment such a person will be controlling or administering while inside the country. This visa is generally renewed every two years and there is no limit to how many times it can be renewed.

This class of visas is also available to non-investor employees of the business, as long as such employee (s)  share the same nationality as the investor and ultimately play a role in the US business that is either executive or supervisory in nature, or requires specialized skills that are essential to the efficient operation of the original business / investment in the US. 

Investor visas are available only to citizens of certain countries, or “eligible treaty countries”. The “treaty countries” include South Korea, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Senegal, Serbia, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Turkey, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Denmark, among others. 

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