In this guide, we will learn how to check how long your E-2 visa will be valid for.
If you’re interested in pursuing an E-2 investor visa, this is definitely a guide that you want to stick around for. Make sure to read this guide until the end.
Not all E-2 visas are valid for the same length of time, and not all E-2 visas have the same terms regarding your ability to enter and exit the country.
How long is E-2 visa valid?
Below are some helpful tips that you should know about.
The E-2 visa is an investor visa. It’s a nonimmigrant visa. It allows somebody to invest in a U.S business. They can either start a brand new business or they can invest in an existing business, and based on making an investment, the person can live in the United States and they can operate their business.
The E-2 visa can be a wonderful option for entrepreneurs, investors, people looking to grow their business in the United States and to pursue the American dream.
The E-2 visa is only available to citizens of certain countries that have an E-2 treaty with the United States. There’s many countries that have E-2 treaties with the United States, like Canada, Germany, France, and there’s many countries.
But there are also certain major countries that do not have an E-2 treaty with the United States, like china, Brazil, and Russia.
The first step when deciding to pursue an E-2 visa is to be from a country that has an E-2 treaty with the United States. Unless you’re planning on getting citizenship to a country that has an E-2 treaty with the U.S.
E-2 visas can be different for citizens of different countries, and what can vary from country to country is the length of the visa and the number of entries that are authorized on the particular visa, and this is depending on the applicant’s country of citizenship.
How long is E-2 visa valid in Canada?
For example, if somebody is a citizen of Canada and they’re going to apply for an E-2 visa, they are eligible to receive an E-2 visa with a validity period of 60 months, that’s five years.
In addition, the visa that is issued to Canadians that are applying for an E-2 visa is a multiple entry visa, meaning that that person can exit and enter multiple times. That is for a citizen of Canada that’s applying for an E-2 visa.
However, a citizen of another country, for example, a citizen of Jordan is issued an E-2 visa for a maximum period of three months, and that E-2 visa from Jordan only allows a single entry.
So what this means practically is that, a citizen of Jordan that’s applying for an E-2 visa, gets a visa that’s authorized for a maximum of three months, meaning that they have three months to enter the United States with that visa, and that visa only authorizes one entry to the United States.
So once they enter, if they leave after that, they can no longer use that same visa to re-enter the United States.
This is so important because depending on your country of citizenship, it will determine extremely important details about your E-2 visa.
How to check how long your E-2 visa can potentially be valid for
To check the terms of your E-2 visa or what type of an E-2 visa you’re eligible for;
Go to Google and type “Visa Reciprocity”
Click on the first result that comes up, and it should be from travel.State.Gov. It says U.S Visa reciprocity and civil documents by country.
You’re going to be taken to a page were you will see a list of letters. The letter that you click on is going to show you the countries that have their first letter starting with that letter.
For example, for a Canadian citizen to check the terms of a potential E-2 visa that they’d be eligible for, Select C for Canada, you will see Canada, Click Canada and you will see the Canada reciprocity schedule.
Scroll down and you are going to have visa classifications. There you will see the visa that start with ABCD, etc. For E2 visa, click on E, you’re going to have the E-1, E-2 and the E-2C.
To check for E-2 scroll along and it’s going to show you the fee, the number of entries and the validity period. For Canada, the validity period is 60 months or five years and the number of entries is multiple.
Again, the validity period is generally how long the visa is valid for. When you get the visa stamped in your passport, how long will that visa be valid for? For Canada, it’s 60 months and the number of entries is multiple.
Follow these procedures to check any country of yours.
It’s very important to check the visa reciprocity based on your country of citizenship.
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