E-2 Visa issued but can I Reenter the US?

Hi Michael,

You obtained an E-2 work visa to the US for me several years ago. My question now is if I was to leave America for over 30 days would that be a problem?

Hope all is well,




If your E-2 Visa was obtained at a US Consulate (say in Toronto) and you leave and return to the US while it is still valid, you should be fine.

It is only when the E-2 was obtained within the US at a Service Center that you may have difficulty reentering the US. If this is the case, you would be required to resubmit your E-2 visa to a US Consulate outside the US in order to be readmitted on an E-2

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

6 thoughts on “E-2 Visa issued but can I Reenter the US?

  1. Rosalia Palma


    My name is Rosy and I need a e-2 visa to buy a franchise food ( Coco Baleadas),in Miami,Florida.
    How much do you charge to help out with all the documentation.
    I was born in central America ,Honduras,living en Canada,which it has provide me with a Canadian Citizenship.



    1. owen

      Hello Rosy,

      Once you retain us we will provide you with a list of documentation and during the initial consultation we will give you a quote for your E-2 case. Generally, we recommend investing at least $50,000 in order to obtain an E-2 visa. Once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly


  2. E-2 visa resident


    I am an E-2 Visa holder who received E-2 within US at a Service center. I am currently residing in US. However I am wondering if I could leave US and visit my native country for a month. Will the process of resubmitting the E-2 visa at the US Consulate in my country require fees? What documents are necessary for this process?

    Thank you

    1. Michael Niren

      Unfortunately if you received your E-2 Visa at a Service Center from within the US, then you would have to reapply at the US Consulate. If it’s in Toronto, you would have to pay new fees and submit a full application.

  3. Michael Niren

    My pleasure Howard. Enjoy the sun and let us know when you are ready to renew your E2 Visa.

  4. Howard

    Hi Michael,

    Nice to hear from you as well and thank you for the info. I am loving living in Florida and again thanks for all your help with the visa!



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