The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Program is available to residents of Malaysia.

What are E-2 Visa Requirements for Malaysia?

E2 visa requirement – Malaysia

  • Malaysia does not have a signed treaty with USA. You will first need to get a second passport through Grenada or another country that has E-2 treaty signed with the US.
  • Requires investor’s investment be typically over US $150K (Malaysian Ringgit 624K) with minimum 50% ownership.
  • Move to US to establish and manage the business.
  • Generate significant returns for investors and economy – employing US workers.
  • Funds must be “at risk”

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How long does it take to get an E-2 visa for Malaysian citizens?

E2 visa timeline – Malaysia

The processing time for an E-2 visa depends on Malaysian Investor. Once you have a second passport from another country like Grenada. If present in the USA, the average time is 5 months. Premium processing time is 15 days for $2,500. For outside of the US, E2 visa processing time through a Consulate varies from 2 weeks to 4 months. Above timeline is after you have a passport from a country that has Treaty with the US.

Details on USCIS E-2 processing times

How does this apply to your Situation?

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How much does E-2 Visa Cost for Malaysian citizens?

E2 visa cost – Malaysia

Minimum investment amount is typically over US $150K (Malaysian Ringgit 624K). For investor present in USA – Form I-129 fee $460 (Form I-539 – $370 per dependent), 15 days premium processing at $2,500. Investor in Home-country – $205 fee per DS-160 form. Lawyer’s charges, Business entity formation costs.

Bank Negara Malaysia is the Malaysian Central Bank that has framework and monetary policy for moving assets and money outside of Malaysia.

Details of E-2 Visa Costs

Is Malaysia an E-2 visa treaty country?

No, the United States does not maintain treaties of commerce and navigation with Malaysia for E-2 Visa. You may however get a second passport from a country such as Grenada.

See list of E-2 Treaty Countries

See list of E-2 Non-treaty Countries

E-2 businesses for Sale for Malaysian investor

Though it depends on each investor’s interest in terms of the type of business. An investor from Malaysia could opt for investing a substantial amount in Multinational corporations or buying Franchises, restaurants, consulting business or purchase an existing business.

As long as a substantial investment is made in the business by the investor it can qualify. As mentioned above some of the popular businesses are franchises/restaurants/consulting businesses which will help the US economy.

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How to convert an E-2 visa to a Green card for a citizen of Malaysia?

E2 visa to Green card – Malaysia

  1. EB-5 investor visa thru Direct or Regional Center Investment
  2. Green Card through your spouse’s Employer.
  3. EB1A immigrant visa for people with extraordinary abilities
  4. National interest waiver (under EB-2 visa for advanced degree professionals)
  5. E-2 Employee to green card through marriage.

See Details on How to obtain a Green Card through E2 visa?

Malaysia, E2 Visa Consultant

EB5 BRICS can help you navigate the E-2 Visa Program through our presence in Malaysia in conjunction with our U.S. Legal Partner. Our team speaks English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Schedule an Appointment to meet our CEO, Vivek Tandon to go over your specific situation.