What is the E-1 Non-Immigrant Visa?

The E-1 nonimmigrant classification grants a national of a treaty country admission to the United States.  However, entry into the U.S. is only permitted in order to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf.  In addition, some employees of E-1 Treaty Traders may also be eligible.

Click here for a list of treaty countries.

What We Can Do For You

Our business immigration law firm can file Form I-129 to request a change of status to E-1 classification under some circumstances. The treaty trader must currently be in the United States in a lawful nonimmigrant status in order to adjust status. We will help determine whether the E-1 is the best option available. Contact us for more information about a specific situation.

Our immigration attorneys work alongside global companies to help employers streamline the application process and to ensure you get the professional expertise you deserve.

There is no annual quota for E-1 Visas.

How Long Can You Stay in the U.S. with a E-1 Non-Immigrant Visa?

Two years for treaty traders and employees. You may request an extension in increments of two years and there is no limit to the number of extensions that may be granted.

Qualifications for E-1 classification:

National of a country that has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States
Perform substantial trade
Perform trade between the United States and the relevant treaty country

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

TEMPORARY NON-IMMIGRANT WORK VISAS

  • E-3 Specialty Occupation from Australia
  • H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers
  • H-2B Nonagricultural Temporary Workers
  • H-3 Nonimmigrant Trainee
  • I Representatives of Foreign Media
  • L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
  • L-1B Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability
  • P-1A Internationally Recognized Athlete
  • P-1B Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group
  • P-2 Performer under Reciprocal Exchange Program
  • P-3 Artist Culturally Unique Program
  • Q Cultural Exchange
  • R-1 Temporary Religious Workers

IMMIGRANT VISAS: Permanent Residence Via Employment

  • EB-4

EXCHANGE VISITORS

  • J-1

BUSINESS VISITORS

  • B-1

STUDENTS

  • F-1
  • M-1

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

WAIVERS

CITIZENSHIP

ASYLUM

REFUGEES

REMOVAL DEFENSE

ESPAÑOL

Which Forms Are Submitted for the E-1 Nonimmigrant Visa?

I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

I-539 for Spouses and Dependent Children

I-765 for Spouses of E-1 Treaty Traders seeking work authorization

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Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine and then pursue your best option.

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