E-1 Treaty Traders Visa

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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.
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At CIPOLLA LAW GROUP, we have over 30 years of combined experience and Excellent Approval helping foreign investors and entrepreneurs for their immigration matters. Call 773-687-0549 or contact us online today if you’re interested to learn more about E Visa. We speak 中文, Español, Français, Italiano and Portuguese.

E1 visa requirements

  1. 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.

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At CIPOLLA LAW GROUP, we have over 30 years of combined experience and Excellent Approval helping foreign investors and entrepreneurs for their immigration matters. Call 773-687-0549 or contact us online today if you’re interested to learn more about E Visa. We speak 中文, Español, Français, Italiano and Portuguese.

E2 Trader Visa Countries

CountryClassificationEffective Date
ArgentinaE-1December 20, 1854
AustraliaE-1December 16, 1991
AustriaE-1May 27, 1931
BelgiumE-1October 3, 1963
BoliviaE-1November 09, 1862
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
E-1November 15, 1982
BruneiE-1July 11, 1853
CanadaE-1January 01, 1994
ChileE-1January 01, 2004
ColombiaE-1June 10, 1948
Costa RicaE-1May 26, 1852
CroatiaE-1November 15, 1982
DenmarkE-1July 30, 1961
EstoniaE-1May 22, 1926
EthiopiaE-1October 08, 1953
FinlandE-1August 10, 1934
FranceE-1December 21, 1960
GermanyE-1July 14, 1956
GreeceE-1October 13, 1954
HondurasE-1July 19, 1928
IrelandE-1November 18, 1992
IsraelE-1April 03, 1954
ItalyE-1July 26, 1949
JapanE-1 October 30, 1953
JordanE-1December 17, 2001
South KoreaE-1November 07, 1957
KosovoE-1November 15, 1882
Latvia E-1July 25, 1928
LiberiaE-1November 21, 1939
Luxembourg E-1March 28, 1963
Macedonia E-1November 15, 1982
Mexico E-1January 01, 1994
Montenegro E-1November 15, 1882
Netherlands E-1December 05, 1957
New Zealand E-1June 10, 2019
NorwayE-1January 18, 1928
OmanE-1June 11, 1960
PakistanE-1February 12, 1961
ParaguayE-1March 07, 1860
PhilippinesE-1September 06, 1955
PolandE-1August 06, 1955
SerbiaE-1November 15. 1882
SingaporeE-1January 01, 2004
SloveniaE-1January 01, 1993
SpainE-1April 14, 1903
SurinameE-1February 10, 1963
SwedenE-1February 20, 1992
SwitzerlandE-1November 08, 1855
ThailandE-1June 08, 1968
TogoE-1February 05, 1967
United KingdomE-1July 03, 1815
YugoslaviaE-1November 15, 1882
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At CIPOLLA LAW GROUP, we have over 30 years of combined experience and Excellent Approval helping foreign investors and entrepreneurs for their immigration matters. Call 773-687-0549 or contact us online today if you’re interested to learn more about E Visa. We speak 中文, Español, Français, Italiano and Portuguese.

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.

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