Increasing Intensity in Investor Visa Evaluations

In July 2019 the Government Accountability Office published Actions Needed to Improve E-2 Visa Adjudication and Fraud Coordination. Since then, consular officers in Toronto have been asking some E-2 Non-immigrant Investor Visa applicants for additional evidence following their visa interview. Read More

Overlooked details in the story of the Canadian yarn merchant at the U.S. border

A week or two ago CBC ran this story about a Canadian vendor who landed a vendor’s booth at a trade show in Maryland. She loaded approximately “11 grand” worth of product into her car, along with an employee, her parents, and paperwork apparently in order, then proceeded to a U.S. port of entry. Ultimately,… Read More

E Visa Power Rankings

The existence of a treaty is the first requirement for obtaining an E visa. Below are the power rankings for E visa treaty countries based on duration of visa validity. The rankings are organized along the ROYGBV scale as follows: 60-month validity 48-month validity 24 to 36-month validity 12-month validity Less than 12-month validity 0-month validity (but still… Read More

The Beauty of Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor Visas

A Treaty Trader (E-1) or Treaty Investor (E-2) visa is available to any national of a country that has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States, and seeks to enter the United States solely to: E-1 – carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or trade in technology, principally between the… Read More