Fn.1 These are the reciprocity fees. They are in addition to the machine readable visa fee.
Fn.2 "With certain exceptions pertaining to personal communications, humanitarian assistance, information exchange and
personal travel arrangements, all trade with Iran was banned pursuant to an executive order of May 8, 1995. Consequently,
the issuance of virtually all E-1 visas to nationals of Iran is prohibited."
Fn.3 All Reciprocity Schedules were reissued on 07/01/13 when the new T-6 visa category was added.
Fn.4 "In addition to the applicants eligible under the treaty trader and investor agreement, the Taiwan authorities and
their derivatives are also entitled to E-1 status. Attendants and personal employees of a member of the Taiwan authorities
are entitled to B-1 status."
Fn.5 Fees for E-2 and L-2 visas apply to all persons, including spouses and children holding passports issued by United
Kingdom issuing authorities, and do not apply to those persons with passports issued by authorities of British colonies or
dependent territories. Fee is charged on a per individual basis.
Fn.6 At the present time South Sudan is listed on the DOS website as eligible for E-1 and E-2 visas. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/SouthSudan.html
That is incorrect. LegalNet at DOS reports that "We currently do not have a reciprocity schedule with South Sudan and the
schedule that can be accessed through Travel.state.gov is temporary. There are no E-1/E-2 treaty with South Sudan and once
a formal reciprocity schedule is established, it should be noted that there is no treaty."
Fn.7 "A.The Government of Bolivia has given notice of termination, effective June 10, 2012, for the bilateral investment
treaty between the United States and Bolivia. As of June 10, 2012, the treaty ceased to have effect except that it continues
to apply for another 10 years after that date to covered investments existing as of June 10, 2012. Posts must request an advisory
opinion from CA/VO/L/A if the applicant: (1) previously has not received an E-2 visa or acquired E-2 status in the United
States, or (2) is applying on the basis of an investment in a different commercial enterprise than the enterprise identified
at the time the applicant qualified for the last E-2 visa or (if no previous E-2 visa) the change of nonimmigrant status to
Fn.8 "Ecuadorian nationals with qualifying investments in place in the United States by May 18, 2018 continue to be entitled
to E-2 classification until May 18, 2028. The only nationals of Ecuador (other than those qualifying for derivative status
based on a familial relationship to an E-2 principal alien) who may qualify for E-2 visas at this time are those applicants
who are coming to the United States to engage in E-2 activity in furtherance of covered investments established or acquired
prior to May 18, 2018."
69 Interpreter Releases 1604 (December 21, 1992) indicated that negotiations regarding treaties were ongoing with
Barbados, Colombia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Nigeria, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. 72 Interpreter Releases 175 (January 30, 1995)
indicated that negotiations regarding treaties were ongoing with Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and South Africa.
The current model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/188371.pdf does not
contain a provision for E status. The treaties negotiated under the new guidelines follow the model. See Investment
Treaties with Uruguay https://ustr.gov/archive/assets/World_Regions/Americas/South_America/Uruguay_BIT/asset_upload_file582_6728.pdf
and Rwanda https://ustr.gov/archive/assets/Trade_Agreements/BIT/Rwa/asset_upload_file743_14523.pdf
© Eugene J. Flynn, P.C. Revised September 10, 2018.