Over 80 countries are signatories to bilateral treaties or other arrangements with the United States that may allow citizens of those countries to qualify for an E-1 visa or an E-2 visa to conduct trade or direct an investment in the United States.
A nonimmigrant alien applying for admission to the United States with an un-expired E-1(Treaty Trader) visa or E-2 (Treaty Investor) visa should be admitted for two years from the admission date, provided that the individual’s passport does not expire before the end of the two-year period and the individual is otherwise admissible.
The two-year admission period applies to all E-1 and E-2 admissions, regardless of whether it is the first or subsequent admission. As long as the E-1 or E-2 visa is valid on the date of admission, the foreign national should be admitted for two years, regardless of when the visa expires.
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