The E visa can be used by companies owned by a single investor as
well as by large multinational companies. It is also available to
key foreign personnel of companies that are Treaty Foreign National
(TFN) owned within the requirements listed below. TFNs are from
the following countries:
Countries with Treaties for E-1 Visas:
Argentina, Aruba, Australia,
Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada,
China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia,
Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Honduras,
Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Luxembourg,
Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Oman,
Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Serbia Montenegra, Slovenia,
Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, United
Kingdom, Yugoslavia, Wallis & Futura Islands, Western Sahara.
Countries with Treaties for E-2 Visas:
The E-2 Visa
Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,
Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Cameroon, Canada, China (Taiwan), Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville),
Congo (Democratic Rep. of the), Congo (Rep.), (Kinshasa), Costa
Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia,
Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras,
Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea,
Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico,
Moldavia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Netherlands
Antilles, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines,
Poland, Romania, Serbia Montenegra, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri
Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad &
Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia,
Wallis & Futura Islands, Western Sahara.
Duration of Visa
Admission for each entry to the United States during the life of
the visa is initially granted for a period of one year. Extensions
may be obtained for up to two years at a time from the Immigration
and Naturalization Regional Service Center having jurisdiction over
the place the business is located.
Traders and investors can remain in the United States indefinitely
as long as they maintain their eligibility and treaty status.
Status of Spouse and Minor Children
A spouse and unmarried minor children are eligible for E visas and
can also enter under this category. The Spouse of an E Visa holder
MAY apply for Work Authorization and is eligible to Work in The
U.S.A. INS allows for Expedited Premium Processing in this Category.
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