E visas are very useful visas for investors, executives, managers, supervisors, or highly specialized personnel who are citizens of countries which have a certain type of treaty with the U.S. which provides for these types of visas ("treaty countries"), and who invest in or are employed by companies which also have the nationality of the same "treaty country"; and meet other requirements.
There are two types of E visas.
- E-1 visas are available for personnel of companies engaged in trade with the U.S., known as "treaty investors."
- E-2 visas are available for personnel of companies engaged in business in the U.S. which represents a substantial investment in the U.S., known as "treaty investors."
The initial period of stay for the E category is one year; however, it can be extended almost indefinitely.