Ed BesharaImmigration Attorney
You can convert your E-2 status to an EB-5 direct business, which will lead to conditional permanent residency status. You can count the personal funds invested in the E-2 business towards the minimum investment requirement for a direct EB-5 business. The current processing time for an I-526 petition is 24 months and then a few months more for the U.S. consulate process to obtain conditional permanent residency. During this process, you and your family can continue living and working in the U.S. under your E-2 status.