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To obtain E-2 classification if you are outside the United States, you need to follow specific steps and procedures. Here's an overview of the process:

Determine Eligibility: First, confirm that you are a national of a country that has a treaty of commerce and navigation or a bilateral investment treaty with the United States, making you eligible for E-2 classification. Check the list of treaty countries to ensure your eligibility.

Establish and Invest in a Business: Create or invest in a business in the United States that meets the requirements for E-2 classification. The investment must be substantial, at risk, and proportional to the total cost of purchasing or creating the business. The business should have the potential to generate more than a minimal living for you and your family.

Gather Documentation: Prepare the necessary documents to support your E-2 visa application. This typically includes your passport, evidence of nationality, a comprehensive business plan, financial documents,