Visas for investors and their employees making a substantial investment or substantial trade from one of the designated treaty countries. This process includes visas for spouses and children.
The eligibility criteria establish that before coming to the United States, the qualifying applicant must apply and receive an E-1, E-2 or E-3 visa from a U.S. consulate or embassy of which they are a citizen or national.
To qualify for E-1 classification, you must be, at least, a national of a country the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation with; carry on substantial trade; and carry-on principal trade between the United States and the treaty country which qualified you for E-1 classification.
To qualify for E-2 classification, you must be a national of a country the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation with; have invested, or are actively in the process of investing, a substantial amount of capital in a bona fide enterprise in the United States; and be seeking to enter the United States solely to develop and direct the investment enterprise.
To qualify for E-3 classification, you must be a national of Australia; have a legitimate offer of employment in the United States; have the necessary academic or other qualifying credentials; and fill a position that qualifies as a specialty occupation.