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Nationals of qualifying countries may apply for an E-1 visa in order to develop and direct the import/export of goods or services between their own country and the U.S.
They may also apply for an E-1 visas for key managerial and strategic employees. There is no specific requirement as to the length of prior employment overseas, nor are there specific educational requirements for an E-1 visa.
The volume of trade must be sufficient to justify the traders or their employees being in the United States to manage the transactions. There is no set minimum level of trade which is considered sufficient, but the lower the volume of trade the less likely one is to qualify for an E-1 visa.
Nationals of qualifying Treaty countries who have made a "substantial investment" in the United States may qualify for an E-2 visa. Like the E-1 visa, there is no set minimum level of the investment. But the investment must qualify as "substantial", which is evaluated on a case by case basis. The investment must be in an operating business (simply buying property or stocks and bonds does not qualify). Also, the investment must have been made prior to applying for an E-2 visa.
Investors from qualifying countries may apply for an E-2 visa in order to manage their investment. They may also apply for an E-2 visas for key managerial and specialized employees. As with the E-1 visa there is no specific educational requirements of the applicants,and the investor may continue operations outside the USA while their employees are in the USA.
Trinidad and Tobago
The Czech Republic
The Slovak Republic
Executives and Managers should be employed in the development and direction of trade or investment of their employers in the U.S. They should be able to demonstrate their executive or managerial qualifications. Generally a resume, supporting letter from the principal and evidence of the bon a fides of the business operations and the investment are required evidence, among other things.
Once the principal applicant has obtained registration as a Treaty Investor or Trader, it is a relatively straightforward task to obtain E visas for qualifying employees. Depending on the country, the company registration can take between 6 weeks to 12 weeks.
Please call the office to discuss the specifics of your case in detail.
E-1 & E-2 Visas
Nationals of qualifying Treaty countries who undertake a "substantial" amount of international trade with the United States may qualify for an E-1 visa.
Nationals of qualifying Treaty countries who have made a "substantial investment" in the United States may qualify for an E-2 visa.