E1 Treaty Trader Work Visa
Are you interested in obtaining an E1 work visa? The E1 Treaty Trader visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows individuals from certain countries to enter the United States to engage in international trade on a regular basis. If you are a citizen of a country with a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States and you are looking to engage in international trade in the U.S., an E1 visa may be a good option for you.
How do I qualify for an E1 visa?
To qualify for an E1 visa, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a citizen of a country that has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States.
- You must be coming to the U.S. to engage in substantial trade, which can include the trade of goods, services, or technology, as well as other types of international trade.
- The trade must be between the United States and your home country, or between the United States and a third country.
- You must have a controlling interest in the trade, meaning that you must have the ability to develop and direct the trade.
- The trade must be regular and continuous, not just a one-time transaction.
What countries qualify for an E1 visa?
The following countries have a treaty of commerce and navigation, or a similar treaty, with the United States and their citizens are eligible for an E1 visa:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- China (Taiwan)
- Costa Rica
- Korea (South)
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
How do I apply for an E1 visa?
If you meet these requirements, you can begin the process of applying for an E1 visa. Here are the recommended steps for obtaining an E1 visa:
- Gather the necessary documents and information, including proof of your citizenship, proof of your involvement in international trade, and evidence of the relationship between your home and U.S. companies.
- Complete the appropriate visa application forms and pay the required fees.
- Schedule an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country.
- Attend the interview and provide the necessary documents and information to the consular officer.
- Wait for the decision on your visa application. If your application is approved, you will be issued an E1 visa, which will allow you to enter the U.S. and engage in your trade.
Once you have obtained an E1 visa, you will need to follow the terms and conditions of your visa, including any restrictions on your ability to work and travel. You will also need to maintain your trade in the U.S. business and continue to develop and direct the business in order to maintain your E1 visa status.
How can a U.S. immigration attorney help me apply for an E1 visa?
Mandelbaum Immigration Lawyers can conduct a E1 visa assessment for you. We can guide you on whether your job offer qualifies, inform you what specific documents are needed for your case, prepare your application or employer petition, submit your application and prepare you for your visa interview.