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E-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can my dependents study on dependent E-2 status?

Yes, your dependents may attend U.S. schools, colleges and universities, and do not have to apply for separate student visa such as an F-1 visa.


How do I apply for E2 visa?

The following documents should be presented, when applying for an E-2 visa:

  • Completed and signed Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Application
  • Completed and signed Form DS-156E, Treaty or Trader Investor Application
  • Documents that establishing the nationality of your company
  • A letter from your employer detailing your position and stating that you possess highly specialized skills essential for the efficient operation of the firm
  • Evidence of investment in the U.S.
  • Other documents relevant to the case such as marriage and birth certificates of you and your family members
  • A passport valid for travel to the U.S and with a validity date at least six months beyond your intended period of stay
  • Color passport style photograph (37 x 37mm) for each member listed in the visa application. The picture should be taken before a light background and without head covering

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Where should I file my E-2 visa application?

  • If you are in a lawful status in the U.S., submit the visa application to a USCIS Service Center in the U.S.
  • If you are outside the U.S., submit the visa application to the U.S. consular office in your home country
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