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

What are E-2 Visa Requirements for Sri Lanka?

E2 visa requirement – Sri Lanka

  • Be a citizen Sri Lanka. It has signed a treaty with USA.
  • Requires investor’s investment be typically over US $150K (Sri Lankan Rupee 3 million) 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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The E-2 U.S. Immigrant Investor Visa Program is available to Sri Lanka citizens. There is growing demand for the E-2 Visa category among Sri Lanka nationals.

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

E2 visa timeline – Sri Lanka

The processing time for an E-2 visa depends on Sri Lankan Investor. 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.

Details on USCIS E-2 processing times

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How much does E-2 Visa Cost for Sri Lankan citizens?

E2 visa cost – Sri Lanka

Minimum investment amount is typically over US $150K (Sri Lankan Rupee 3 Million). 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.

Central bank of Sri Lanka is the monetary authority that has framework and monetary policy for moving assets and money outside of Sri Lanka.

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Is Sri Lanka an E-2 visa treaty country?

Yes, the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation with Sri Lanka. Nationals of treaty countries must be coming to the United States to engage in substantial trade, or develop and direct the operations of a business in which the investor has invested a substantial amount of capital.

See list of E-2 Treaty Countries

See list of E-2 Non-treaty Countries

E-2 businesses for Sale for Sri Lankan investor

Though it depends on each investor’s interest in terms of the type of business. An investor from Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka?

E2 visa to Green card – Sri Lanka

  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.

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E-2 Visa Sri Lanka FAQ

Is an Sri Lankan national eligible for an E-2 Visa?

Yes, As an Sri Lankan citizen, you are eligible for an E-2 Visa. Sri Lanka has signed the E-2 treaty with the US.

Can a spouse of a E-2 Visa holder from Sri Lanka work in the US?

Spouses of E-2 visa holders from Sri Lanka are able to work in the US only once they apply for work authorization by filling form I-765, if approved they are allowed to work in the US.

Can an Sri Lankan citizen work in the USA with an E-2 Visa in 2023?

Yes. As a Sri Lanka national, you are eligible to work in the US but only the business that you have invested or if you are an employee at the organisation which sponsored your E-2 visa.

For an Sri Lankan citizen, What businesses qualify for an E-2 Visa?

There is no specific list of businesses under the E-2 treaty. As long as the investor has made a significant investment in a business and is approved by the US citizenship and immigration services.

What happens when an Sri Lankan citizen's E-2 Visa for USA expires?

The E-2 visa holders from Sri Lanka are allowed to renew their visas. The extensions are granted for 2 years and there are no restrictions on the number of extensions available to the E-2 investors.