The category of E-Visas incorporates treaty traders (E-1) and treaty investors (E-2) who are planning to come to the U.S. under a navigation and treaty of commerce. Australian specialty occupation workers (E-3) are also included in this category of visas.
Treaty traders carry on trade in goods, including technology and services, principally between the foreign country of which they are nationals or citizens and the United States. Treaty investors conduct the operations of an enterprise in which they are actively investing a considerable amount of money.
Prior to entering the U.S, treaty investors or treaty traders must apply and receive an E-2 or E-1 Visa from a United States embassy or consulate overseas. If you would like to check the essential qualification requirements before applying for an E-Visa, call now to schedule a confidential consultation with Alice Antonovsky.
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E-1 Visa and E-2 Visa
First of all, the main difference between E-1 and E-2 visas is, as indicated by their names, the purpose for each, that is, what the visa is being used for. Are you an investor or a trader?
E-1 visas allow foreign nationals to enter the U.S. to carry on substantial trade that is principally between the treaty country and the U.S. On the other hand, E-2 visa holders are allowed to enter the U.S. to direct and develop the operations of a U.S.-based enterprise in which the foreign national has invested a substantial amount of money.
E-2 visas are given only to people coming to the U.S. to direct and develop the enterprise. As with E-1 visas, you have to be an employee, supervisor, or executive with highly specialized skills to get the visa, unless you are the main investor, owning at least 50% of the trade.