Applying for Employee Visas for a previously vetted E company/E Visa Renewals/Spouse/Dependents of current E Visa holders

  1. First Time applicant instructions for a Treaty Trader (E1) or Investor (E2) visa
  2. Applying for Employee Visas for a previously vetted E company/E Visa Renewals/Spouse/Dependents of current E Visa holders
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Applying for an E Visa

To begin the process to obtain your E Visa, create an account on www.usvisa-info.com and enter your visa category.  Once you pay the fee online, you will see the message “Send Documents.”  There are 4 different types of E visa interviews:

  1. This is your first E Visa – and you are not applying with a vetted company, you or your company will need to submit additional documentation to become a registered E Visa Company.  Full instructions to build an E Visa package are here: First Time applicant instructions for a Treaty Trader (E1) or Investor (E2) visa
  2. You are renewing your E Visa – Please provide the following documentation:
  • Visa Fee Receipt
  • DS-160 application form confirmation page
  • Completed DS-156E form (PDF 92KB)
  • A detailed resume or CV
  • The first two pages of the last two years of corporate tax returns or an independent auditor’s report of the E company’s financial statements
  • G-28 Form (PDF 351KB) if represented by an attorney
  • Electronically submit your E visa renewal using the instructions below.

3. You are applying for your first E visa with a previous vetted E Visa Company. – Please provide the following documentation:

  • Visa Fee Receipt
  • DS-160 application form confirmation page
  • Completed DS-156E form (PDF 92KB)
  • A detailed resume or CV
  • A photocopy of the biographic page of your passport
  • G-28 Form (PDF 351KB) if represented by an attorney
  • A letter from the company describing the beneficiary’s qualifications and role with the company in the United States – no more than 2 pages.
  • Electronically submit your E Visa Application using the directions below.
  1. You are  a dependent/spouse of an E-1/E-2 visa holder. – Please provide the following documentation:
  • Visa Fee Receipt
  • DS-160 application form confirmation page
  • Copy of marriage certificate, birth certificates for children (Please bring originals to the interview)
  • Photocopy of principal applicant’s visa if already approved
  • Electronically submit your E Visa Application using the directions below.

Please note that the spouse and unmarried children (under 21 years of age) of E visa holders may apply for an E visa.

Submitting an E Visa Application for Employees, Renewals and Dependents/Spouses:

Submit your application to: E1-E2visasdublin@state.gov

Use the subject line: “Surname, Given Name, Business Name, Type of E Visa (E1/E2)”

Attach your application as a Word Document or .pdf form, limiting attachments to no more than 3MB.  You may send multiple attachments, or multiple messages if required.  Do not send “linked” or “zipped” files, as we cannot access or open these.

You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received and accepted.

No application should exceed 12 pages (6 double sided).

Electronic submission is the only acceptable method for these E Visa applications.  If your case requires additional documentation, we will contact you (or your attorney) via email and ask you to bring these documents to your interview or email them prior to the interview.

Case review begins upon receipt of a complete application.  Incomplete applications will delay processing.  Please do not submit documents other than those requested above, unless requested to do so by the Visa Unit.  If, after the interview, the case requires additional documentation, you will receive guidance from the Visa Unit on what to submit and by what method.  You have a maximum of 30 days to provide the missing documentation.  Cases will not be held longer than 30 days.

After your application has been reviewed you will receive notification to schedule an appointment.  In all cases, please bring the following:

  1. Your valid passport
  2. DS-160 application form confirmation page
  3. Completed DS-156E form (PDF 92KB)
  4. One 5cm x 5cm sized photograph, taken within the last six months for each applicant, requirements can be found here
  5. Your current resume or CV

If your visa is approved, case processing can take an additional 5 business days until your passport is turned over to our courier for delivery to the courier office you selected or other address if you have paid for home/office delivery.  All applicants should factor this time into their travel schedule.

The Visa Unit recommends that all visa applicants NOT make non-refundable travel plans prior to the return of their passport.  No guarantee of visa issuance can be made prior to the visa interview.

Note for E Visa Renewals:  E visa holders intending to renew their E visas should submit their renewal applications at least 30 days ahead of any planned travel, particularly during the winter and summer holiday seasons.  E visa applicants who have changed status to E from some other category must follow the directions for First Time Applicants.  U.S. immigration laws require that the Visa Unit assess all E visa applications for compliance with immigration regulations, even if the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has approved a change of status.