Legislation was recently passed in the US that will add Portugal as an E2 treaty county. This is an excited step for US-Portugal relations and will open up countless investment and work opportunities in the US for citizens of Portugal.
The E2 visa allows investors to start or purchase businesses in the US and obtain a nonimmigrant visa to run their business in the US. It will also be possible to hire workers from Portugal as managers and essential employees for E2 businesses in the US. Investment amounts needed to start an E2 business vary depending on the business that is being started or purchased, but they can be as low as $12,000. Most of our cases range in investment amounts from about $50,000 to $100,000. Read more about the basic requirements for an E2 visa here.
Some examples of our recent approvals include a gym franchise in Kentucky opened for $80,000; a youth sports training company in Utah started for $65,000; and a chiropractic clinic purchased in Georgia for $500,000. If you are interested in learning more about the E2 visa and planning your investment in the US, set up a consultation today!