AskMyLawyer- Is there a Minimum amount required for an E2 Visa investment?

In this Video we discuss the often asked question: How much money do I need in order to obtain an E2 Visa?
There is no set standard in the law about the minimum amount of money that must be invested in order to qualify for an E-2 visa. It is a reality that the closer the investment approaches $100,000 or so, the more chances to get the E-2 case approved, but that really depends on whether a new business is being started or an existing business purchased. If it is a purchased business, they will look at past numbers to determine the amount needed. That does not mean, however, that investments of less than $150,000 cannot qualify someone for an E-2 visa. We have seen cases where applicants obtained visas with 50,000 or so. It really depends on the Business,location, and Business Plan outline.