Portugal E2 Visa New Bill Issued


The New Bill That Benefiting Portugal Citizens


Portugal is now part of the USA E2 Visa treaty countries list. The partnership between Portugal and USA is stronger than ever. Learn more about what that means and how Portugal E2 Visa can benefit you.

The new AMIGOS (Advancing Mutual Interests and Enhancing Our Success) Act makes Portuguese citizens eligible for E2 Visa, the most popular USA investor visa. The bill was signed by President Biden on December 23, 2022, creating a stronger partnership between the US and Portugal. The goal is to grow the number of business investments and job creation in the USA by Portuguese citizens.

Portuguese-Americans and Portuguese citizens community have contributed a lot to the USA in several aspects, such as arts, culture, business, and public service. The E2 Visa aims to increase further the investment made by Portuguese in America through business.

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal accepts E-2 visa applications for Portuguese Nationals since May 2024. This also includes E-1 Treaty Trader visa applications.

How can I benefit from this bill?

The E2 Visa is a nonimmigrant visa, one of the most sought-after visas to enter and build a business in the USA. However, the visa is only available to apply for treaty countries members, hence making it exclusive only to certain countries. Having your country’s name on the list means you are one step closer to living the American dream. You can read it here if you want to check other treaty countries.

The Portugal E2 Visa allows you to establish a new business venture or purchase and manage a pre-existing enterprise in the United States. We highly recommend investing in a franchise as it is less risky and has a higher chance of E2 Visa approval. To learn more about how to find the right profitable franchise, you can click here.

The E2 visa holders have no travel restrictions. You can travel in and out of the US for two years and have your E2 visa renewed for an unlimited number of two-year extensions for as long as your business operates and meets E2 visa requirements.

Why is E2 Visa the best visa to enter and build a business?

Besides building and expanding your business in America, there are more benefits as an E2 Visa holder:

  • Fast processing

  • You can bring your family with you under E2 Visa

  • Your spouse can work anywhere in the US

  • Free education for your children in the US public schools

  • No IELTS or language test

  • No prior education or requirements

  • 120 days of taxation relief

  • No travel restriction

  • Indefinite visa renewal

What are E2 Visa Requirements?

There are several requirements that you need to comply with before applying for Portugal E2 Visa:

  1. You must be a citizen of treaty countries.

  2. You must be in active investment or in the process of investing in a business in the United States.

  3. The business must be a for-profit commercial enterprise.

  4. The amount of investment must be substantial.

  5. It must not be a marginal investment. Marginal investment means it does not have the capacity to generate enough income to provide for minimal living standards for you and your family.

  6. You must own a minimum of 50% of the business.

  7. You have to show intention to leave the United States once your E2 visa expires.

How can Immigration Business Plan help you?

We understand building a business in a new country and moving from Portugal to the USA requires a lot of work and effort. 

Our mission is to help you prepare and file for an E2 Visa application that meets and exceeds the USCIS requirements.

We have a proven system and hands-on experience avoiding mistakes such as visa denials or business failures. 

Our service includes a personalized approach to matching your skills and life goals with the right business, assistance in filing and preparing for an E2 Visa application, creating a business plan, and guiding you throughout the process, including the interview process. 

All you need to do is to schedule a free consultation with our team by clicking here.

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