- E Visa without valid Certificate of Enrollment
- E Visa with valid Certificate of Enrollment
- E Visa Derivatives/Dependents: traveling with your spouse and kids
- E Visa FAQ
This section is intended for E-1 or E-2 visa applicants who own or are employed by a company with a valid Certificate of Enrollment in the Amsterdam E Visa program. If the applicant’s company does not hold a valid Certificate of Enrollment, please click the relevant link above for companies without a valid Certificate of Enrollment.
More about Certificate of Enrollment – Kick Off Summer 2017
In Summer 2017, the Amsterdam E Visa Unit notified companies regarding their Certificate of Enrollment status. We emailed the Certificate of Enrollment to the company contact on file and the company’s legal representative. If our office does not have a G-28 on file, we emailed this information to the last approved E visa applicant with the company.
The Amsterdam E Visa Unit grants Certificates of Enrollment to previously approved E Visa companies which meet certain standards. This enrollment is based on the company’s investment in the U.S., history of U.S. operations, and proven ability to overcome marginality. Enrollment will typically be for periods of 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years. Each company’s Certificate of Enrollment has a validity date. Until the end of this validity period, future applicants with the same company may apply for an E visa with a reduced application package.
The company’s Certificate of Enrollment permits future applicants with the same company to apply with a reduced document package and to schedule their own appointments at the time of MRV fee payment at U.S. Visa Info. Furthermore, E Visa applicants with a valid Certificate of Enrollment are NOT required to submit documents prior to scheduling an appointment. Rather, they bring required documentation to the interview at the consulate.
The first applicant after the expiration date of the Certificate of Enrollment must submit a complete E visa application, including ownership documents, the same as an applicant employed by a company without a valid Certificate of Enrollment. The company may or may not be granted a new Certificate of Enrollment after review of a new, complete application.
If a company is enrolled or registered in an E visa program at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in a country other than the Netherlands, then the applicant may either apply in the country of enrollment with that office’s requirements or the applicant may submit a complete application in Amsterdam as an employee of a company without a valid Certificate of Enrollment.
Please note that an in-person interview in Amsterdam is required for all E-1 and E-2 visa applicants.
Please follow the five steps below after carefully reading all.
Step 1: Complete the DS-160
Step 2: Register & Pay Visa Fee
Step 3: Schedule an Interview
Once payment is confirmed, the principal applicant or company representative may immediately schedule an appointment online, including any accompanying family members. Applicants aged 14 and older are required to appear in person for the appointment. Applicants younger than 14 years of age must be scheduled for an interview, but are not required to attend the interview. Please try to schedule the entire group for the same block of time.
Appointments must be scheduled and attended on or before the validity date of the Certificate of Enrollment. If not, the applicant must apply as an employee of a company without a valid Certificate of Enrollment.
Step 4: Assemble Application Package
Prior to interviewing at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, assemble the E visa application and supporting documentation listed below. Please provide all documents at the time of interview and do not send documents to the E Visa Unit.
Please follow the instructions carefully. If the application is incomplete or the applicant is unprepared for interview with the consular officer, the applicant will be asked to reschedule the interview.
- DS-160 barcode confirmation pages for principal applicant and family members who are applying
- Two 2×2 inch (5×5 cm) passport photographs for all those applying. Please see travel.state.gov for photo requirements
- Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) payment receipt from the online payment site
- Certificate of Enrollment
- Completed DS-156E for principal applicant only
- Principal applicant’s resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
- Introductory letter from the company. This should describe:
- The business, including confirmation that the company’s structure has not changed since the last visa was issued
- The job the applicant will do
- His or her qualifications for that job
- Signed statement from the principal applicant of intent to depart the U.S. upon termination of E visa status
- If the applicant will be represented in this matter by an attorney, please submit Form G-28, “Notice of Entry of Appearance of Attorney as Representative”, which must include contact email address and phone number for the attorney. If the representative is not an attorney, please submit a letter of agreement between the applicant and the representative signed by both parties
- If the principal applicant is accompanied by family members, official marriage certificate and children’s official birth certificates showing relationship to principal applicant
- If applicable, please provide copies of any changes or extensions of status granted by USCIS (Form I-797)
For your convenience, you can click here to download the document list (PDF, 189 KB) for visa applicants employed with a company with a valid Certificate of Enrollment as well.
- provide all documents in English or Dutch. Documents in English are processed more quickly
- assemble the E visa interview package according to the guidelines outlined in the downloadable instructions linked above
- Do not send us the package beforehand
- Do not include documents that have not been requested for we evaluate many applications on interview days (e.g. diplomas and certificates)
- Do not bind the package together and tabs are not necessary. Please follow the document order of the list above to streamline intake.
Step 5: Interview
The application package must be brought to the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam at the time of the appointment. Together with all other required documents.
If the visa is approved at the interview and provided that no additional administrative processing is necessary, passport(s) and visa(s) will be returned via registered post 3-4 business days after the interview date.