Treaty E- Visas –
The E-visa category was created to encourage international commerce between American and foreign traders and investors. An individual may qualify for an E-visa if the individual is a national of a country that has a commercial trade treaty with the U.S., and the individual is entering the U.S. to trade with or invest in an American business.
If the individual’s E-visa is approved, the USCIS grants the individual nonimmigrant status to remain in the U.S. The investor’s spouse and children (under 21) are also allowed to accompany the investor. The E-visa initially lasts 5 years, but the individual may apply for a 2-year extension of status. Note that the USCIS does not limit the number of times an individual can renew an E-visa. Therefore, an individual can remain indefinitely in the U.S. under E-1 or E-2 status.