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Additional Employees for E-2 Qualified Companies
Treaty Trader (E-1), Treaty Investor (E-2) Visas

Additional Employees for E-2 Qualified Companies

If a company has been approved for an E visa within the past 12 months, and now wishes to apply for an additional employee, the company can submit a truncated application, as detailed below. Please note that a full application must be submitted at least once a year.

Applications must be sent as .PDF files, divided into sections clearly indicated by lettered or numbered tabs. You must restrict your application to 50 standard sized pages of information (excluding Tabs A-C and G-28).  If you believe additional documents are required to support your application, you can bring them to the interview. Please note that, as a general rule, children under 14 do not need to come to the Embassy.

Tab A For principal applicant(s) and dependent family member(s): DS-160 confirmation page, generated by the online system, with a suitable photo.


Tab B For principal applicant(s) and dependent family member(s): Photocopy of data (photo) page of passport, copies of birth and marriage certificates if the dependents are new applicants rather than renewals.


Tab C For principal applicant(s): Fully completed DS-156E, Parts I, II and III. Please fill out the form online. Contact information must include an e-mail address.


Tab D Cover letter describing company, position and beneficiary. This letter must address all requirements for E visa eligibility as defined by the Foreign Affairs Manual and US law. Please include the date and location of the company’s most recent E visa approval.


Tab E Proof that the enterprise is still operating, including copies of the first five pages of the latest year’s US tax returns and information about current income.


Tab F The applicant’s resumé or CV, certifications and degrees, etc…


Tab G G-28 “Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative” (as appropriate), including contact e-mail address and phone number.