E-1, E-2, & E-3 Visas
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The E nonimmigrant is defined as an alien entitled to enter the United States under and in pursuance of the provisions of a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the foreign state of which he or she is a national.
The E non-immigrant visa is a useful avenue for foreign nationals wanting to engage in self employment in the USA.
- The E category consists of three subcategories:
- Treaty traders (E-1)
- Treaty investors (E-2)
- Australians working in specialty occupations (E-3)
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The spouse and dependent children (unmarried and under age 21) of an E-1 or E-2 nonimmigrant are entitled to the same classification as the principal foreign national. The nationality of a spouse and child is not material to their eligibility.
A noncitizen employee of a treaty trader may be classified E-1 and a noncitizen employee of a treaty investor may be classified E-2, if the employee is in or is coming to the United States to engage in duties of an executive or supervisory character, or, if employed in a lesser capacity, the employee has special qualifications that make the services to be rendered essential to the efficient operation of the enterprise. Employees of treaty traders or treaty investors seeking E status must have the same nationality as their employer.
The maximum validity period for an E visa will depend upon reciprocity with the foreign national’s country of nationality. In many cases this will be five years. There are no limit on the number of renewals.