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E visa Treaty Country List

In order for a foreign citizen to be able to apply for an E-1 Treaty Trader visa, or an E-2 Treaty Investor visa, the U.S. must have a requisite treaty with the foreign citizen's country of citizenship. The following list identifies which countries have E-1 and E-2 treaties with the U.S. It was compiled by the U.S. State Department, as of 1/23/2006. The attached PDF file is the U.S. State Department document.

 

COUNTRY

CLASSIFICATION

DATE TREATY ENTERED INTO FORCE

Albania

E-2

01/04/1998

Argentina

E-1

12/20/1854

Argentina

E-2

12/20/1854

Armenia

E-2

03/29/1996

Australia

E-1

12/16/1991

Australia

E-2

12/27/1991

Australia

E-3

09/02/2005

Austria

E-1

05/27/1931

Austria

E-2

05/27/1931

Azerbaijan

E-2

08/02/1901

Bahrain

E-2

05/30/1901

Bangladesh

E-2

07/25/1989

Belgium

E-1

10/03/1963

Belgium

E-2

10/03/1963

Bolivia

E-1

11/09/1862

Bolivia

E-2

06/06/2001

Bosnia & Herzegovina

E-1

11/15/1982

Bosnia & Herzegovina

E-2

11/15/1982

Brunei

E-1

07/11/1853

Bulgaria

E-2

06/02/1954

Cameroon

E-2

04/06/1989

Canada

E-1

01/01/1993

Canada

E-2

01/01/1993

Chile

E-1

01/01/2004

Chile

E-2

01/01/2004

Chile

H1B-1

01/01/2004

China (Taiwan)

E-1

11/30/1948

China (Taiwan)

E-2

11/30/1948

Colombia

E-1

06/10/1948

Colombia

E-2

06/10/1948

Congo (Brazzaville)

E-2

08/13/1994

Congo (Kinshasa)

E-2

07/28/1989

Costa Rica

E-1

05/26/1852

Costa Rica

E-2

05/26/1852

Croatia

E-1

11/15/1982

Croatia

E-2

11/15/1982

Czech Republic

E-2

01/01/1993

Denmark

E-1

07/30/1961

Ecuador

E-2

05/11/1997

Egypt

E-2

06/27/1992

Estonia

E-1

05/22/1926

Estonia

E-2

02/16/1997

Ethiopia

E-1

10/08/1953

Ethiopia

E-2

10/08/1953

Finland

E-1

08/10/1934

Finland

E-2

12/01/1992

France4

E-1

12/21/1960

France

E-2

12/21/1960

Georgia

E-2

08/17/1997

Germany

E-1

07/14/1956

Germany

E-2

07/14/1956

Greece

E-1

10/13/1954

Grenada

E-2

03/03/1989

Honduras

E-1

07/19/1928

Honduras

E-2

07/19/1928

Iran

E-1

06/16/1957

Iran

E-2

06/16/1957

Ireland

E-1

09/14/1950

Ireland

E-2

11/18/1992

Israel

E-1

04/03/1954

Italy

E-1

07/26/1949

Italy

E-2

07/26/1949

Jamaica

E-2

03/07/1997

Japan

E-1

10/30/1953

Japan

E-2

10/30/1953

Jordan

E-1

12/17/2001

Jordan

E-2

12/17/2001

Kazakhstan

E-2

01/12/1994

Korea (South)

E-1

11/07/1957

Korea (South)

E-2

11/07/1957

Kyrgyzstan

E-2

01/12/1994

Latvia

E-1

07/25/1928

Latvia

E-2

12/26/1996

Liberia

E-1

11/21/1939

Liberia

E-2

11/21/1939

Lithuania

E-2

11/22/2001

Luxembourg

E-1

03/28/1963

Luxembourg

E-2

03/28/1963

Macedonia

E-1

11/15/1982

Macedonia

E-2

11/15/1982

Mexico

E-1

01/01/1994

Mexico

E-2

01/01/1994

Moldova

E-2

11/25/1994

Mongolia

E-2

01/01/1997

Morocco

E-2

05/29/1991

Netherlands

E-1

12/05/1957

Netherlands6

E-2

12/05/1957

Norway

E-1

01/18/1928

Norway

E-2

01/18/1928

Oman

E-1

06/11/1960

Oman

E-2

06/11/1960

Pakistan

E-1

02/12/1961

Pakistan

E-2

02/12/1961

Panama

E-2

05/30/1991

Paraguay

E-1

03/07/1860

Paraguay

E-2

03/07/1860

Philippines

E-1

09/06/1955

Philippines

E-2

09/06/1955

Poland

E-2

08/06/1994

Romania

E-2

01/15/1994

Senegal

E-2

10/25/1990

Singapore

E-1

01/01/2004

Singapore

E-2

01/01/2004

Singapore

H1B-1

01/01/2004

Slovak Rep

E-2

01/01/1993

Slovenia11

E-1

11/15/1982

Slovenia11

E-2

11/15/1982

Spain

E-1

04/14/1903

Spain

E-2

04/14/1903

Sri Lanka

E-2

05/01/1993

Suriname

E-1

02/10/1963

Suriname

E-2

02/10/1963

Sweden

E-1

02/20/1992

Sweden

E-2

02/20/1992

Switzerland

E-1

11/08/1855

Switzerland

E-2

11/08/1855

Thailand

E-1

06/08/1968

Thailand

E-2

06/08/1968

Togo

E-1

02/05/1967

Togo

E-2

02/05/1967

Trinidad & Tobago

E-2

12/26/1996

Tunisia

E-2

02/07/1993

Turkey

E-1

02/15/1933

Turkey

E-2

05/18/1990

Ukraine

E-2

11/16/1996

United Kingdom

E-1

07/03/1815

United Kingdom

E-2

07/03/1815

Yugoslavia

E-1

11/15/1882

Yugoslavia

E-2

11/15/1882

 

See PDF attachment for the U.S. State Department document.

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