Inhabitants: 209,300,000 E-2 Country Since: Not an E-2 Treaty Country Most E-2 Applications Via:
E-2 Visas Issued Since 2005: 1,465
Brazil E-2 approvals increase after a low start of the year
Brazil does not have an active E-2 visa treaty with the U.S., therefore, Brazilians do not qualify for the E-2 investors visa. Citizens from countries without an E-2 visa treaty usually apply using through their second nationality (if they have a dual citizenship from an E-2 treaty country) or by participating in a citizenship by investment programs (e.g. Turkey or Grenada) to obtain an eligible citizenship for the E-2 visa. If you would like to learn more about the E-2 visa and the countries that qualify click here.
Even though Brazil is not included in the E-2 treaty countries, U.S. consulates in Brazil have processed many E-2 visas. Brazilians often have dual nationality through ancestry with E-2 visa countries such as Italy, Spain and Argentina. Leveraging the second nationality has been a great tool to access the E-2 visa.
In 2019, Brazil kicked off with a lower amount of visas being issued and shifted towards their usual in the final months. Brazil is definitively on the rise from their usual 19 monthly approvals.