What’s the difference between E-2 Investor Visa and E-1 Treaty Trader Visa?


E2 and E1 visaBoth E-2 Investor Visa and E-1 Treaty trader Visa allow foreign nationals to carry out or expand business in the U.S. There are some differences between E-2 Investor Visa and E-1 Treaty Trader Visa.

  • E-2 Visa is nonimmigrant visa that allows foreign individuals to enter and work in the United States that is based on the applicant’s investment that he/she will be controlling in the U.S. E-1 Visa is also nonimmigrant visa. It allows foreign individuals of treaty countries to enter into America. It allows foreign nationals to carry out substantial trade in America.
  • To apply for E-2 Investor Visa, you have to be an investor or the controller of an investment. By contrast, to apply for E-1 Treaty Trader Visa you have to be an essential employee. In this case, you do not have to be an investor.
  • E-1 Treaty Trader Visa is ideal for those who are looking for a visa that will allow them to set up a company and thus expand trade in the U.S. By contrast, E-2 Investor Visa is ideal for those who are seeking to establish their business in the U.S.
  • For E-1 Treaty Trader Visa, the business must be an “international trade”. In this case, the trade means international exchange of services, technology or products. On the other hand, for E-2 Investor Visa there is not such type of restriction.
  • For E-1 Treaty Trader Visa, there is no set dollar amount that fulfills the requirement for applying this visa. By contrast, for E-2 Investor Visa, less than $100,000 investments require strong justification to determine whether you will be allowed to have E-2 visa or not.

Read more about E-1 Treaty Trader Visa here.

Read more about E-2 Investor Visa here.

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