E2 Visa for Brazil
Visa to America keeps you informed on all things related to immigration, various visa types, and the requirements. We always begin with a specific Visa, what it is and its purpose. Today we will talk about the E-2 Investor Visa Treaty Investor Visa. This Visa is available to citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation.
In each of our blogs we spotlight one of the eighty-one treaty countries. Today’s focus is Brazil. Although Brazil is NOT one of the Treaty Countries, there is a way you can still apply for the E-2 Visa. Here is how! If you are a Brazilian citizen who also holds dual citizenship from a country with which the United States has a treaty, you may apply for an E-2 investor visa.
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To qualify for an E-2 Investor Visa in the USA, you must meet these requirements:
* Develop, direct, and operate a business in which you have invested a substantial amount of capital.
* Operate the business as an executive or from a position of management, or if you choose to work as an employee, you still must have special qualifications which are essential to operating the E-2 Investor Visa business.
You may apply for E-2 visas only at the U.S. Consulates General in Sao Paulo and Rio de
Janeiro. The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Program is indirectly available to residents of Brazil by getting a second Passport from a country that has treaty with USA.
You may apply for E-2 visas only at the U.S. Consulates General in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Program is indirectly available to residents of Brazil by getting a second Passport from a country that has treaty with USA.
What are the Investor Visa Requirements for Brazil?
* Brazil does not have a signed treaty with USA. You will first need to get a second passport through Grenada or another country that has E-2 treaty signed with the US.
* Requires investor’s investment be typically over US $150K (Brazilian Real 838K BRL) with minimum 50% ownership.
* Move to the USA to build and manage the business.
* Generate significant revenue for investors and the U.S. economy, employing US workers.
* Funds must be “at risk”
How long does it take to get an E-2 visa for Brazilian citizens?
The processing time of E-2 Investor Visa depends on the Brazilian investor. Once you have a second
passport from another country such as Grenada, if present in the USA, the average time is five
months. Premium processing time is 15 days for $1,225. For outside of the USA, the E-2 Investor Visa
processing time through a consulate varies from two weeks to four months.
The above timeline is after you have a passport from a country that has Treaty with the USA.
How much it cost to a Brazilian?
After you have gotten a second passport from a country that has a treaty with the USA,
the minimum investment amount is typically abovem$150K USD – (Brazilian Real 838K).
For investors already in the USA the Form I-129 fee is $460, and Form I-539 – $370 per dependent, the processing time is fifteen days at a cost of $1440.
Investors currently residing in their home-country, a $205 fee per DS-160 form is required along with attorney’s fees and business entity formation costs.
The Central Bank of Brazil is the regulatory banking institution used to move assets and money outside of Brazil.
Visa to America assists Brazilian clients with the E2 Investor Visa regularly. If you are seriously
considering taking this step, call Visa to America today! Our experienced E-2 Investor Visa experts are standing by, ready to assist you!