E-1 (TREATY TRADER) AND E-2 (TREATY INVESTOR) VISAS

These visas are open to persons engaged in international trade between the U.S. and one of the “treaty countries” listed below (E-1 Visa) or nationals of such countries making an investment in the United States (E-2 Visa.) The investment must be “substantial” and adequate for the business.

The enterprise must be financially viable, and supported by a business plan, a commercial lease, lists of clients and suppliers, among other documents.

The investissement may consist in the purchase of an existing business, or the creation of a new venture. The investor must hold the majority of the shares of the entity through which the investment will be made. This visa may be issued to the investor, or to one or more employees, depending on the size of the investment.

List of  Treaty Countries:

• Albania (E-2 visa only)
• Argentina
• Armenia (E-2 visa only)
• Australia
• Austria
• Azerbaijan (E-2 visa only)
• Bahrain (E-2 visa only)
• Bangladesh (E-2 visa only)
• Belgium
• Bolivia
• Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Brunei (E-1 visa only)
• Bulgaria (E-2 visa only)
• Cameroon (E-2 visa only)
• Canada
• China (Rep of China)
• Colombia
• Congo (Brazaville) (E-2 visa only)
• Congo (Kinshasa) (E-2 visa only)
• Costa Rica
• Croatia
• Czech Republic (E-2 visa only)
• Denmark (E-1 visa only)
• Ecuador (E-2 visa only)
• Egypt (E-2 visa only)
• Estonia
• Ethiopia
• Finland
• France
• Georgia (E-2 visa only)
• Germany
• Greece (E-1 visa only)
• Grenada (E-2 visa only)
• Honduras
• Iran
• Ireland
• Israel (E-1 visa only)
• Italy
• Jamaica (E-2 visa only)
• Japan
• Jordan
• Kazakhstan (E-2 visa only)
• Korea
• Kyrgyzstan (E-2 visa only)
• Latvia
• Liberia
• Lithuania (E-2 visa only)
• Luxembourg
• Macedonia
• Mexico
• Moldova (E-2 visa only)
• Mongolia (E-2 visa only)
• Morocco (E-2 visa only)
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Oman
• Pakistan
• Panama (E-2 visa only)
• Paraguay
• Philippines
• Senegal (E-2 visa only)
• Slovak Republic (E-2 visa only)
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sri Lanka (E-2 visa only)
• Suriname
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Thailand
• Togo
• Trinidad & Tobago (E-2 visa only)
• Tunisia (E-2 visa only)
• Turkey
• Ukraine (E-2 visa only)
• United Kingdom.

Please note: Purchasing a residence in the United States is not considered an investment for this type of visa.