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E-Visa Categories

E-Visa Categories

For Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

Serving San Antonio, Austin and McAllen, Texas

Foreign nationals who wish to enter the United States for certain business or investment purposes must obtain one of several non-immigrant worker “E” visas. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services typically issues these credentials to qualifying business owners, principals, investors and traders who have business interests or obligations in the United States.

Types of E-Visas

There are three different types of so-called E-visas. Each pertains to a different class of non-immigrant worker and is described in detail on a separate page on our website:

  • E-1 Visa for Treaty Traders: These pertain to executives, business owners and other “essential workers” who must enter the United States to attend to substantial trading or business interests here.
  • E-2 Visa for Treaty Investors: These pertain to foreign investors who wish to begin or invest in large-scale U.S. businesses.
  • E-3 Visa for Treaty-Bound Australian Nationals: These special visas pertain specifically to Australian citizens and certain qualifying family members who come to the United States to engage in a broad range of business activities.

Treaty Investors

For the purposes of these visas, “Treaty Investors” are defined as individuals capable of investing more than $1 million in a qualifying U.S. business. If the investment occurs in a qualifying economic “priority zone”, this limit can be reduced to $500,000. Meanwhile, both “Treaty Traders” and “Treaty Investors” must enter the United States for business purposes but may bring their family members and certain qualifying domestic servants along for the duration of the trip.

The United States maintains visa treaties with more than six dozen countries, including:

  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Pakistan
  • United Kingdom

Experience You Can Trust

The E-visa lawyers at the Gutierrez Law Firm understand that American immigration laws can be confusing and even contradictory. They stand ready to help our clients and their sponsors work through the complex regulations that govern their ability to enter and move about the United States.

We can also provide sound legal advice about common terms and definitions found in U.S. immigration law. Our professional team of E-visa attorneys specializes in helping clients determine which visa classification suits them best. We can also provide guidance as to the particular rules that govern each class of visa.

Contact the Gutierrez Law Firm

At the Gutierrez Law Firm, we are committed to expediting the visa requests of our clients and providing step-by-step guidance through the E-visa application process. With a quarter-century of experience, our friendly team of E-visa attorneys can tackle virtually any non-immigrant visa request from business people, investors and traders alike.

To schedule a free consultation and learn how to obtain an E-class visa, one of our helpful E-visa lawyers at 210.225.7114.