First, the person must be a citizen of a treaty country. Here is the list:
Then the person must make a SUBSTANTIAL investment in an ACTIVE business and run it from day to day. While substantial is not defined by a dollar amount, few attorneys will take a case with less than a $200,000 investment because the chances of denial are very high.
Active business means that it cannot be something passive like buying a home, or buying real estate, etc.
Here us a link to more information about the E-2:
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