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.
One of the qualifying factors for an E Visa is the nationality of the business. If the business doesn’t possess the qualifying nationality, it will not qualify for an E Visa—and neither will the petitioning employee. Read on to learn the intricacies of company nationality, including the 50% rule and more.