Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas are authorized based on treaties of commerce between the United States and Japan.
Individuals applying for E visas must have Japanese nationality.
The U.S. has also concluded treaties of commerce with several other countries, therefore if you are not a Japanese national please refer to the website of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
A treaty investor/trader visa is not a substitute for an immigrant visa.
Persons wishing to remain in the United States indefinitely should apply for immigrant visas.
Treaty investor/trader visas can be renewed or extended only if the investment or trade continues to meet all applicable requirements of U.S. immigration laws and regulations.