E1 Visa - US Treaty Trader Visa Eligibility and Process
The E-1 visa is intended to facilitate the temporary work authorization of non-U.S. citizens, to advance trade and investments between the U.S. and other nations with which the U.S. has signed treaties. Investors, business owners, managers and essential employees are able to obtain Trade Investment Visa and perform work here in the United States. By providing a way for substantial investors to establish businesses in the U.S, this stimulates the exchange of goods and services between the U.S. and other nations. Aliens who are citizens of treaty signing nations (see the tables below) are referred to as Treaty Foreign Nationals, or TFNs, and are eligible to receive an E-1 or E-2 visa, which allows those individuals to live and work lawfully in the United States for an extended period of time.
Treaty traders visa:
- An individual may obtain an E-1 Treaty traders visa to continue engaging in substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, in qualifying activities, principally between the United States and a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation.