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In order to be eligible for an E-1 or E-2 visa, an individual must be a national of a treaty country, meaning a foreign state with which a qualifying Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, or Navigation or its equivalent exists with the United States.  Below is a list of the countries that have such treaties in effect with the United States.  This list can be found in the U.S. Deparment of States' Foreign Affairs Manual at 9 FAM 41.51 Exhibit I.

In reviewing this list, please note that the Foreign Affairs Manual included specific notes regarding some of these countries.  These notes can be found
here.

Since an individual may apply for a change to E status while in the United States or apply for an E visa abroad, both the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State provide their guidelines for eligibility.
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COUNTRY CLASSIFICATION ENTERED INTO FORCE
Albania E-2 01/04/1998
Argentina E-1, E-2 12/20/1854
Armenia E-2 03/29/1996
Australia E-1, E-2, E-3 12/16/1991, 09/02/2005 (E-3)
Austria E-1,E-2 05/27/1931
Azerbaijan E-2 08/02/1901
Bahrain E-2 05/30/1901
Bangladesh E-2 07/25/1989
Belgium E-1, E-2 10/03/1963
Bolivia E-1, E-2 11/09/1862, 06/06/2001 (E-2)
Bosnia & Herzegovina E-1, E-2 11/15/1982
Brunei E-1 07/11/1853
Bulgaria E-2 06/02/1954
Cameroon E-2 04/06/1989
Canada E-1, E-2 01/01/1993
Chile E-1, E-2, H1B-1 01/01/2004
China (Taiwan) E-1, E-2 11/30/1948
Colombia E-1, E-2 06/10/1948
Congo (Brazzaville) E-2 08/13/1994
Congo (Kinshasa) E-2 07/28/1989
Costa Rica E-1, E-2 11/15/1982
Croatia E-1, E-2 11/15/1982
Czech Republic E-2 01/01/1993
Denmark E-1 07/30/1961
Ecuador E-2 05/11/1997
Egypt E-2 06/27/1992
Estonia E-1, E-2 05/22/1926, 02/16/1997 (E-2)
Ethiopia E-1, E-2 10/08/1953
Finland E-1, E-2 08/10/1934, 12/01/1992 (E-2)
France E-1, E-2 12/21/1960
Georgia E-2 08/17/1997
Germany E-1, E-2 07/14/1956
Greece E-1 10/13/1954
Grenada E-2 03/03/1989
Honduras E-1, E-2 07/19/1928
Iran E-1, E-2 06/16/1957
Ireland E-1, E-2 09/14/1950, 11/18/1992 (E-2)
Israel E-1 04/03/1954
Italy E-1, E-2 07/26/1949
Jamaica E-2 03/07/1997
Japan E-1, E-2 10/30/1953
Jordan E-1, E-2 12/17/2001
Kazakhstan E-2 01/12/1994
Korea (South) E-1, E-2 11/07/1957
Kyrgyzstan E-2 01/12/1994
Latvia E-1, E-2 07/25/1928, 12/26/1996 (E-2)
Liberia E-1, E-2 11/21/1939
Lithuania E-2 11/22/2001
Luxembourg E-1, E-2 03/28/1963
Macedonia E-1, E-2 11/15/1982
Mexico E-1, E-2 01/01/1994
Moldova E-2 11/25/1994
Mongolia E-2 01/01/1997
Morocco E-2 05/29/1991
Netherlands E-1, E-2 12/05/1957
Norway E-1, E-2 01/18/1928
Oman E-1, E-2 06/11/1960
Pakistan E-1, E-2 02/12/1961
Panama E-2 05/30/1991
Paraguay E-1, E-2 03/07/1860
Philippines E-1, E-2 09/06/1955
Poland E-2 08/06/1994
Romania E-2 01/15/1994
Senegal E-2 10/25/1990
Singapore E-1, E-2, H1B-1 01/01/2004
Slovak Republic E-2 01/01/1993
Slovenia E-1, E-2 11/15/1982
Spain E-1, E-2 04/14/1903
Sri Lanka E-2 05/01/1993
Suriname E-1, E-2 02/10/1963
Sweden E-1, E-2 02/20/1992
Switzerland E-1, E-2 11/08/1855
Thailand E-1, E-2 06/08/1968
Togo E-1, E-2 02/05/1967
Trinidad & Tobago E-2 12/26/1996
Tunisia E-2 02/07/1993
Turkey E-1, E-2 05/18/1990
Ukraine E-2 11/16/1996
United Kingdom E-1, E-2 07/03/1815
Yugoslavia E-1, E-2 11/15/1882
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