While there are several key differences between the EB-5 and E-2 Visa Programs, the following are fairly fundamental differences:

  1. The EB-5 Green Card Program is open to all nationalities in the world, whereas the E-2 Visa is only open to nationals from the USA’s E-2 Treaty partner countries.

  2. The EB-5 Program’s minimum investment threshold is now $900,000, whereas an E-2 investment of as little as $200,000 may in some instance be sufficient to meet application criteria.

  3. The E-2 Visa is a long-stay, non-immigrant visa, whereas the EB-5 is an immigrant program, with the potential to achieve permanent residency and eventual citizenship if all program requirements are met.