E-1 and E-2 Visas | Treaty Trader and Investor Visas
The U.S. has special treaties with a number of countries. If a person wants to come to the U.S. for trade or business-related activities, the treaties allow them to apply for a Treaty Trader (E-1) or Treaty Investor (E-2) visa.
Requirements for E-1 (Treaty Trader) and E-2 (Treaty Investor) Visas
E-1 Treaty Trader Visa Requirements
People from qualifying treaty countries who want to apply for an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa must meet certain requirements:
- The individual and the company that want to trade in the U.S. must be based in the same treaty country.
- There must be a significant amount of international trade between the U.S. and the treaty country.
- The person must have specialized skills and be in a management position of the company that wants to trade.
E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Requirements
Individuals from qualifying treaty countries who want to apply for an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa must meet certain requirements:
- There should be enough investment to make sure the business will be successful. The success of the company should have a significant impact on the U.S. economy.
- The investment must be for an active, operating business and not a passive or speculative investment.
- If the individual applying for the visa is not the investor, he or she must be in a management position at the company making the investment.
We’ll Help You Navigate the Application Process
If you want to apply for an E-1 Treaty Trader or E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, you generally need to apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, which also requires an interview. In addition, there are a lot of documents and forms that must be submitted by the application.
As immigration lawyers, we are experts at helping individuals involved in trade or investment navigate the complex process and necessary paperwork required for E-1 Treaty Trader or E-2 Treaty Investor Visa. Call us today at 813.298.7222, email us, fill our contact form, or schedule an appointment.