E1 Trader Visa Lawyer in Chicago
An E-1 Treaty Traders Visa allows nationals of the Treaty countries, countries with which the U.S. maintains a treaty of commence and navigation, to enter the U.S. for the purpose of carrying out international trade on behalf of his/her own behalf. E-1 Treaty Traders Visa is often the next best thing to Lawful Permanent Residency, as E-1 and E-2 visas may be renewable indefinitely, provide the requirements of the E-1 or E-1 visa continue to be met.
Who is eligible for E1 Visa?
If you are a business person, a manager, or key employee from one of the Treaty countries and your company intends to carry on substantial trade principally between the United States and the foreign state of which you are a national, then the E-1 Treaty Traders Visa may be the appropriate visa for you. To be eligible for an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa, you must be:
- A foreign national who is the national from one of the Treaty countries which the U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation.
Click here to learn which countries are eligible for a E-1 Treaty Traders Visa.
- A foreign nationals of Treaty countries who enters the U.S. to carry our “substantial” trade between the U.S. and the treaty country.
- A supervisor, manager, key employee, or specialist operating a business in the United States.
E1 visa requirements
- Trade with an Authorized E-1 Visa Treaty Country
To qualify for E1 visa status, the treaty trader must engage in trade between the U.S. and an Authorized E-1 Visa Treaty Country*. (see below for a list of treaty countries).
2. Existing business relationship
The trade must be based on an existing relationship involving the international exchange of items. For example, the parties have already entered into successfully negotiated contracts prior to the time of the E-1 visa application.
3. 50% of International Trade
The E-visa treaty trader’s business must conduct over 50% of its international trade with the U.S. A common example of this scenario is where goods are manufactured in Canada and shipped to the U.S. facility for marketing and selling them in the U.S.
E2 Trader Visa Countries
|Argentina||E-1||December 20, 1854|
|Australia||E-1||December 16, 1991|
|Austria||E-1||May 27, 1931|
|Belgium||E-1||October 3, 1963|
|Bolivia||E-1||November 09, 1862|
|Bosnia and |
|E-1||November 15, 1982|
|Brunei||E-1||July 11, 1853|
|Canada||E-1||January 01, 1994|
|Chile||E-1||January 01, 2004|
|Colombia||E-1||June 10, 1948|
|Costa Rica||E-1||May 26, 1852|
|Croatia||E-1||November 15, 1982|
|Denmark||E-1||July 30, 1961|
|Estonia||E-1||May 22, 1926|
|Ethiopia||E-1||October 08, 1953|
|Finland||E-1||August 10, 1934|
|France||E-1||December 21, 1960|
|Germany||E-1||July 14, 1956|
|Greece||E-1||October 13, 1954|
|Honduras||E-1||July 19, 1928|
|Ireland||E-1||November 18, 1992|
|Israel||E-1||April 03, 1954|
|Italy||E-1||July 26, 1949|
|Japan||E-1||October 30, 1953|
|Jordan||E-1||December 17, 2001|
|South Korea||E-1||November 07, 1957|
|Kosovo||E-1||November 15, 1882|
|Latvia||E-1||July 25, 1928|
|Liberia||E-1||November 21, 1939|
|Luxembourg||E-1||March 28, 1963|
|Macedonia||E-1||November 15, 1982|
|Mexico||E-1||January 01, 1994|
|Montenegro||E-1||November 15, 1882|
|Netherlands||E-1||December 05, 1957|
|New Zealand||E-1||June 10, 2019|
|Norway||E-1||January 18, 1928|
|Oman||E-1||June 11, 1960|
|Pakistan||E-1||February 12, 1961|
|Paraguay||E-1||March 07, 1860|
|Philippines||E-1||September 06, 1955|
|Poland||E-1||August 06, 1955|
|Serbia||E-1||November 15. 1882|
|Singapore||E-1||January 01, 2004|
|Slovenia||E-1||January 01, 1993|
|Spain||E-1||April 14, 1903|
|Suriname||E-1||February 10, 1963|
|Sweden||E-1||February 20, 1992|
|Switzerland||E-1||November 08, 1855|
|Thailand||E-1||June 08, 1968|
|Togo||E-1||February 05, 1967|
|United Kingdom||E-1||July 03, 1815|
|Yugoslavia||E-1||November 15, 1882|
Benefits of E1 Trader Visa
- E-1 Treaty Traders Visa do not have a required minimum amount of trade, but rather the amount of trade must be “substantial” in the sense that there is a sizable and continued volume of trade.
- Application can be directly made at the US Consulate in your home country, generally having shorter processing times.
- E-1 Treaty Traders Visa can be extended indefinitely after the initial issuance.
- Your spouse as a dependent will be eligible for a work authorization and able to work anywhere in the United States.
- Your children under the age of 21 may go to school in the United States while you’re on a E-1 Treaty Trader Visa status.
Experienced E1 visa lawyer in America
With over 30 years of combined experience, our E1 immigration lawyers can assist you to navigate the complex process of E1 visa. Our principal attorney Gerald Cipolla is an experienced immigration lawyer with strong business background. He is a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), as well as a former law professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, an Immigration Advisor for ChristianityToday.com Church Law & Tax and a frequent speaker on EB-5 and other related investment based immigration issues. We are confident to provide you the best E-1 visa representation in Chicago and beyond. Call Cipolla Law Group at 773-687-0549 or contact us online for a consultation.