Can my E-2 visa turn into a green card or permanent residency?

Does an E-2 visa lead to a green card?

An e-2 visa does not naturally lead to a green card. However, there are ways to obtain a green card as an E-2 visa holder.

Since the E-2 visa is temporary or non-immigrant, an E-2 visa doesn’t lead to a green card, which requires an immigrant visa. The E-2 visa is valid so long as the treaty investor or principal applicant’s bona fide U.S. enterprise is profitable and successful in the U.S.

Thus, if you are an E-2 visa holder who wishes to remain in the U.S. permanently, you will have to look into changing your status to a different immigrant visa or apply from outside the U.S. Both options are viable as long as you qualify for the immigrant visa category of your choosing.

You can explore popular employment-based visas, such as the EB-2 or EB-3. The EB-2 visa is designed for applicants with advanced degrees or exceptional ability in the arts, business, or sciences. The EB-3 visa, on the other hand, is less stringent, requiring only a bachelor’s degree with five years of experience in the applicant’s field. Click to read more about the EB-2 and EB-3 visas and see if they apply to you.

Regardless of your alternative route to obtaining permanent residency or a green card, it is best to consult with an immigration lawyer or professional for tailored advice. Our team of experts can help guide you in your journey to the green card. Message us for a free consultation.

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