Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: E Visas

U.S. Streamlines E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader/Investor Visa Processing in Canada

As of March 1, 2016, the United States is streamlining registration for Canadian companies seeking to move employees to the United States on E-1 and E-2 (treaty trader and investor) visas. Registration at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto and additional processing locations across Canada will be streamlined for employees (and their dependents) of companies… Read More

U.S. Embassy in Mexico Announces Changes in Nonimmigrant E Visa Application Processing

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico recently announced changes in nonimmigrant E visa application processing. The embassy notes that E visa treaty trader and treaty investor applicants are an integral part of the U.S. economy. Recent increases in overall visa applications “have made it challenging to offer efficient processing of these cases in Mexico City,” the… Read More

Defining a “Substantial” Investment for E-2 Visa purposes

An E-2 Investor Visa applicant must prove that his or her investment is “substantial.” The question then becomes what is considered a sufficiently “substantial” investment? This depends on whether an investor is purchasing an existing company, starting a new company from the ground up, and the type of business the company will be involved in.… Read More

DOS Amends Schedule of Fees for Consular Services

On August 28, 2014 the Department of State published a Federal Register document changing the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services for the following: nonimmigrant visa application processing fees immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees citizenship services fees The document contained the wrong effective date (September 6th, 2014), so on September 3,… Read More

U.S. Consulate in Osaka-Kobe Stops E-1/E-2 Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments for Summer

The U.S. consulate in Osaka-Kobe has announced that it has temporarily stopped accepting E-1/E-2 nonimmigrant visa appointments through August. During this time frame, E visa applicants, including dependents over the age of 14, must interview at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. consulate in Fukuoka instead. The Osaka-Kobe consulate will continue to process… Read More