Treaty Traders (E-1 Visa):

An E-1 nonimmigrant visa is for a foreign national of a treaty country (See here for a list of treaty countries). A person is admitted solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf. Certain employees of such a person or of a qualifying organization may also be eligible for this classification.

Treaty Investors (E-2 Visa):

An E-2 nonimmigrant visa is for a foreign national of a treaty country (See here for a list of treaty countries). A person is admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amout of capital in a U.S. Business. Certain employees of such a person or of a qualifying organization may also be eligible for this classification.


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