E-2 Visa – this is investor’s visa – ideal for persons who are coming to the United States to open and run their own business (they can open new business or purchase the existing business). The amount of investment is not prescribed by the law, we suggest a minimum of $50,000 investment and for the investor/applicant to secure another $30-50,000 in funds in the bank account. Similar to E-1 visa it is necessary to have a treaty between the United States and the applicants home country, and it is possible to happen that some countries like Israel have E-1 but not E-2 treaty with the United States. Visa applicants can open and run any business such as bars, restaurants, hotels, stores, supermarkets, gas stations, construction companies, fast food restaurants, but no passive investment such as real estate is allowed, or must be integrated into the investment operations such as running real estate brokerage or real estate holding company for rental business, etc. Special attention has to be paid to the money transfer issues from abroad, as the origin of money invested in the United States is one of the most critical issues in the application. Principal applicant receives social security number, and the spouse receives a full and unlimited work authorization with social security number.