QUALIFICATIONS FOR E-2
Got to: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/treaty.html for a list of the treaty countries.
EMPLOYEES OF E-2 QUALIFYING COMPANIES
E-2 Executive/Supervisory Employee must be a citizen of foreign country that owner of E company originates from and come to the US to supervise other workers;
E-2 Essential or special skilled employee must have special qualifications that make the service to be rendered essential to the efficient operation of the enterprise.
Contract can have an E-2 contingency clause- where final funds needed to close the deal will be released upon approval of the E-2 visa by the US Consulate abroad or by approval of the E-2 change of status application by the US Immigration Service.
HOW LONG CAN YOU STAY IN E-2 CLASSIFICATION?
When a foreigner has an approved E-2 visa in hand, they enter the US and get at most a two-year E-2 status depends how long the visa is good for. Every two years it must be extended, and an E-2 visa must be renewed six months before it expires usually.