For those that are on the E-2 investor visa in the United States, or are thinking of investing in a small business to obtain an E-2 visa in the United States, and are curious to know what the potential paths to obtaining a U.S. Green Card also known as U.S. permanent residence.
First, for visa franchises, we’ve had well over 400 clients, most of whom chose to invest in a franchise for their E-2 visa. And the majority of our clients actually get the green card through their spouse.
Investing in a small business
If you’re the principal applicant investing in a small business, your spouse has work authorization. I’m gonna go through a couple different green card options so that the E-2 visa spouse can get a green card.
If your spouse has been working some years, even has a master’s degree, he or she might be eligible for the EB-2 green card. If they don’t have the necessary requirement to meet the EB-2 category, they might be eligible for the EB-3.
Unemployment is relatively low in states like Florida, around 5% and there’s demand for labor. And it’s become much easier depending on the skillset of your spouse and where he or she is applying for work to be able to get one of these employment green card options by having the employer sponsor his or her green card.