The short answer is: it depends. In all situations, the trade will have to continue in your home country to meet the E-1 requirement [...]
Do I have to Live in the U.S. if I get an E-2 Visa? Do I have to Live in the U.S. if I get an E-1 Visa? Does an E-1 or E-2 visa require that I reside in the U.S?
An E-2 visas allow applicants to live and work in the U.S. based on either starting or buying a U.S. business. The E-2 visa [...]
Do E-2 investment funds have to come from my home country? Can my E-2 investment come from money I made in the U.S.? Where can the E-2 Investment come from?
An E-2 visa requires a substantial investment (usually over $100,000) and this money must be spent on all of the things needed to get [...]