Home > International Economic Accounts > International Surveys: Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

International Surveys: Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

When communicating by email with BEA, please do not include sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the text or in an unencrypted attachment.

Sensitive PII is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as a Social Security Number (full or partial).

Any document containing sensitive PII that is attached to an email must be encrypted. Any email received by BEA that contains sensitive PII in the text or in an unencrypted attachment will be blocked and deleted.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact information on the survey you are completing.

All surveys of foreign direct investment in the United States are mandatory and confidential.

Back to top

2013 Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

2012 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

Resources for BE-12 Survey Respondents: Forms, video tutorials, eFile, FAQs, and more...

2011 Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

Back to top

Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

  • Electronic filing with eFile
  • BE-605 (PDF)
  • FAQ on recent changes BEA has made to form BE-605.
  • FAQ on filing an initial investment on form BE-605.

Back to top

Initial Investment Survey BE-13:

The BE-13 survey was discontinued in January 2009. Any company that is acquired or established by a foreign entity is required to report the investment on the BE-605 form (above). For more information on how to report an initial investment on form BE-605, see our FAQ on the subject.

Back to top

Questions concerning these surveys may be addressed to BEA's Direct Investment Division; telephone (202) 606-5577. If e-mail is more convenient, address your questions on annual and benchmark surveys (BE-15 and BE-12) to be12/15@bea.gov; e-mail questions on the quarterly survey (BE-605) to be605@bea.gov.