Inhabitants: 45,808,747 E-2 Country Since: 1994 E-2 Visas Issued Since 2005: 4,510
Argentina’s E-2 Visa Approvals Still Lead the Way in South America
Argentina has an active treaty with the U.S. where Argentines are eligible for the E-2 investors’ visa. Investing as little as $150,000 in a franchise that creates 2+ American jobs might qualify Argentine nationals for the E-2 visa. The visa validity for Argentines is 5 years and the visa can be renewed indefinitely as long as the business is open. If you would like to learn more about the E-2 visa and the countries that qualify click here.
Argentina has consistently been one of the Latin American countries with the most E-2 Visa approvals. In 2021 despite the low numbers post-COVID-19 pandemic, it is still the country with the most approvals.
The average monthly approvals for Argentina has been 8 in 2021, but it’s slowly recovering. Many Argentines in the past have applied for E-2 visas based on purchasing 3 to 6 apartments for a small property management company or buying 1 to 3 trucks for a logistics business. E-2 visa denials have increased for trucking and real estate business given the marginality and/or substantiality of the investment. Also, there have been numerous alleged trucking frauds that solicited E-2 visa investors.