E Visa Requirements to the USA

By Michael Niren May 14, 2013 (Updated April 6, 2020) 1 min. read
Difference Between E1 and E2 Visas

If you’ve been looking into United States visas, you may have found out about the E visas, which are for traders and investors. There are two types of these visas: the E-2 visa for investors, and the E-1 visa for traders. However like all visas, E visas have requirements to the USA that must to met in order to have a successful application.

E Visa Requirements for the USA

The E visas are available under specific circumstances that must be met by the applicant. For example, if you wish to apply for an investor visa for the United States, you must be prepared to demonstrate that the investment will be in something active, such as a business, not something passive, such as buying a home.

The investment will have to generate enough profit, and the business must be at least 50 per cent owned by a foreign national. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate that you have enough money to make the investment and that the funds can be set aside for the investment.

There is no magic number for the investment, but applicants for this visa should be prepared to have about $100,000 ready for the investment.

Who Can Apply for an E Visa?

Only individuals who are citizens of countries that have signed treaties with the United States are able to apply for E-visas. This list of countries is available here.

However, bear in mind that this list does change from time to time so if your country is not on the list, it may be on there soon enough.

Do You Need Help With a E Visa to the USA?

If you want to apply for either an E-1 visa or an E-2 visa, please give Niren & Associates a call or contact us at our website. We can help you find the best way to apply and help you prepare your application so it is exactly what an immigration officer is looking for.

About Niren & Associates

Niren & Associates was founded over 15 years ago by Michael Niren, “To provide clients with affordable, effective and expeditious immigration solutions.” All of Niren & Associates’ cases are handled by independent, licensed and award winning Canadian and U.S. lawyers who adhere to the highest standards of client service.