E-1 Treaty Traders Visa Program

E-1 Treaty Traders Visa Program
E-1 Treaty Traders Visa Program
The US E1 visa enables international traders or their senior or skilled employees to enter the U.S. for substantial trading purposes. This US Employment-based visa category has been founded to allow business interactions between the United States and countries with which it has a trade and navigation treaty. “Trades” may include Goods, Services, International banking, Insurance, Transportation, Tourism, Technology & its transfer, some news-gathering activities, and so on. So there's no limit on the amount of trade that needs to take place, although more emphasis is placed on the number of transactions over the net value.

E1 Visa Requirements are as follows:

  1. At least 50% of the total trade between the United States and the designated treaty country must be carried out.
  2. The E1 visa holder must show that they intend to take part in "substantial trade" which is not strictly defined.
  3. This visa holder has to be a citizen of one of the treaty countries.
  4. The applicant must provide evidence that as the validity period ends, they return to their home nation.

The E1 treaty countries are as follows:

Argentina, China, France, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Japan, Norway,
Switzerland, Austria, Costa Rica, Greece, Korea, Oman, Thailand, Belgium, Denmark, Honduras,
Latvia, Pakistan, Togo, Bolivia, Estonia, Iran, Liberia, Philippines, Turkey, Brunei, Ethiopia, Ireland,
Luxembourg, Spain, U.K., Canada, Finland, Israel, Mexico, Suriname, New Zealand, and Yugoslavia.


  1. Strengthen relationship, Commerce and Navigation with other countries
  2. Initial valid stay is 2 years and unlimited extension (2 years each time)
  3. Relatively quick visa process (2-3months).
  4. E1 visa holders can travel freely to and from the United States
  5. Spouse and children under the age of 21 years can accompany
  6. The spouse can work anywhere in the US with EAD (Employment Authorization Document).
  7. If you are present in the US, you can apply for the United States Consulate abroad or apply for a change of status.
  8. A child can attend school, college, and university.
  9. If your child educated in US culture, he/she will have many opportunities that most people can't have.
  10. You can get a Social Security Number (which makes living in America much easier).

Apply Procedure:

  1. Complete Form DS-160, US Non-immigrant Visa Application
  2. Complete Form DS-160, Non-immigrant Treaty Trader / Investor Application
  3. Make an online fee payment.
  4. Fix your visa interview
  5. Keep required document ready
  6. Attend the interview
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