Many clients ask the questions.   What is the E-2 Visa Approval Rate? What is the E-1 Visa Approval Rate?

One of the scariest aspects related to an E-2 visa is that an investor must spend funds even before being granted the visa.  This of course causes anxiety as the investor has to spend money with the knowledge that the visa may not be approved.  There are several things that one can do to improve the chances of success of an E-2 visa application and you can read about those by clicking here.

You can find out more about the E-1 visa by clicking here.

You can find out more about the E-2 visa by clicking here.

What are the E-1 & E-2 visa approval rates?

According to the U.S. Government, in 2019 7,252 individuals or companies applied for an E-1 visa and 6,668 of those were approved. The 584 denials would put the approval rate at just under 92%.  In 2019, 48,401 individuals or companies applied for an E-2 visa and 43, 286 were approved which puts that approval rate around 89%.

Which Countries are E-1 Visas Issued to? Which Countries are E-2 visa Issued to?

Top E-2 Countries:

CountryNumber of E-2 Visas Issued
Japan13,664
Canada4,244
Great Britain3,253
Germany3,015
France2,903

South Korea, Mexico, Italy, Spain and Taiwan had 2,554, 2,208, 1,789, 1,417 and 642 respectively.

Top E-1 Countries

CountryNumber of E-1 Visas Issued
Japan1,749
Mexico1,013
Canada884
Germany515
Italy314

Scott Legal’s approval rate on E-2 visas is approximately 98%. Our approval rate for E-1 visas is 100% (Past results do not predict future outcome).

You can set up a consultation by clicking the link below.

book-your-consultation-button

To find out more about our services and fees contact Scott Legal, P.C


This website and blog constitutes attorney advertising.  Do not consider anything in this website or blog legal advice and nothing in this website constitutes an attorney-client relationship being formed.  Set up a one-hour consultation with us before acting on anything you read here. Past results are no guarantee of future results and prior results do not imply or predict future results.  Each case is different and must be judged on its own merits.