E-1/E-2 Investors/Treaty Traders

The Treaty Trader (E-1) or Treaty Investor (E-2) visa is for a national of a country with which the United States (U.S.) maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation who is coming to the U.S. to carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, principally between the U.S. and the treaty country, or to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which the national has invested, or is in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital.  These categories are frequently used by multinational companies who transfer qualified employees, or by qualified individuals who want to invest in or start a business in the United States.

We can help you with the following:

  • Determining if multinational companies qualify for E-1 or E-2 status for transferring key personnel.
  • E-1 and E-2 compliance.
  • USCIS site visit compliance.
  • Determining if an investor meets the ‘substantial’ investment test.
  • Preparation of E-1 and E-2 applications for companies and individual investors.
  • E-1 and E-2 visa stamping preparation and strategy.

If you are interested in obtaining E-1 or E-2 status or sponsoring an employee, please contact us to speak with one of our business immigration attorneys.

Hear it from our clients

"It has been over 20 years when I met the first time with Mr. Spiro in his small downtown Raleigh office, not having even heard the term E-2 before. As a Swiss guy I knew what I wanted: purchasing a small flight school in NC, but I did not know what questions to ask, and not imagining what the answers would be. I was surprised to hear about the requirements and conditions to go into this risky adventure, spending all my savings. So, I left the office with more worries than I had before. However, at that point the comprehensive support of the immigration law firm appeared. I received clear instructions and guidance which documents to prepare, and how. The rest was in the hands of professionals, working efficiently, effective and for a very reasonable fee. Since that time I am a satisfied customer, enjoying the personal care and trust Murali Bashyam is offering. Every four years we submit a new package to the government to renew my E-2 privilege. As my companies have grown, the process has become more complex, also realizing how critical a successful result is. With the assistance of Murali and his team I never had any concerns. I consider the business relationship with Bashyam Shah LLP my best investment I have made for my companies!"

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