2 Year Rule: Understand What It Is

E2 Visa Initial 2 Year Rule Validity

The 2 year rule for an E2 visa refers to the initial period of validity granted to most E2 visa holders when they enter the United States.

Initially, an E2 visa has 2 year rule, allowing investors to stay for up to 2 years. However, the E2 visa can be extended indefinitely in increments of up to 2 years, provided that the visa holder and the business enterprise meet the E2 visa requirements. This 2 year rule offers flexibility to E2 visa holders, allowing them to maintain their status and stay in the US as long as their investment enterprise remains compliant with the visa regulations.

It’s important to note that certain treaty countries (such as the UK) do not have 2 year rule. They have agreements with the US that allow their citizens to receive an initial stay of 3 to 5 years under the E-2 visa program. If you want to check whether your nationality has 2 year rule, chat us here.

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