Three E Visa Approvals on the same day in Toronto!
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Three E Visa Approvals on the same day in Toronto!

Qualifying foreign nationals can obtain E-1 visa status as treaty traders and E-2 visa status as treaty investors. We recently received the approval for an E-1 Treaty Trader and two E-2 Treaty Investors on the same day at the US Consulate in Toronto, Ontario. We discuss the approvals here. 

What is the difference between the E-1,  E-2, and E3 Visa?
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What is the difference between the E-1, E-2, and E3 Visa?

E Visas are for citizens of countries that maintain treaties of commerce with the United States. The purpose of these treaties is to ease trade and navigation between the citizens of treaty countries and the United States. There are three available E-visa categories,  the E-1 Visa for Treaty Traders and the E-2 Visa for Treaty Investors, and the E3 Visa for Australians. We discuss the main differences between the E-1, E-2, and E-3 visa categories here.

Can a TN Visa holder work as an independent contractor (1099 or W-2)?
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Can a TN Visa holder work as an independent contractor (1099 or W-2)?

Neither the USMCA (NAFTA) nor USCIS defines how a TN Visa holder must be paid. They simply state that there must be employment or contractual arrangements between a foreign national and a US entity. Only self-employment through a US company is barred. We discuss compensation and self-employment on a TN visa here.