Law Offices Of Abrams and Taheri

Law Offices Of Abrams and Taheri Investment Visa

E-1 Treaty Traders

In order to qualify for an E-1 Treaty Trader visa, you should meet the following criteria:

  • The requisite treaty exists;
  • The individual and/or business possesses the nationality of the treaty country
  • The activities constitute trade;
  • The trade is substantial;
  • The trade is principally between the United States and the treaty country;
  • The applicant, if an employee, is destined to an executive/ supervisory position or possesses skills essential to the firm’s operations in the United States; and
  • The applicant intends to depart the United States when the E-1 status terminates.

E-2 Treaty Investors

In order to qualify for an E-2 investor visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Treaty of commerce or friendly nation status exists with the United States
  • Applicant possess the nationality of the treaty country;
  • Applicant has invested or is actively in the process of investing;
  • Investment focus is a real and operating commercial enterprise;
  • Investment is substantial;
  • Investment is more than a marginal one solely to earn a living;
  • Applicant is in a position to develop and direct the enterprise;
  • Applicant maintains majority control over the investment funds; and
  • Applicant intends to depart the U.S. when the E-2 status terminates