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E1 visa - Treaty Trader 


The E-1 visa allows individuals, or employees of companies, to enter the U.S. for the purpose of carrying out international trade. The definition of trade is not strict defined and may apply to the trade of goods, services, technology, transportation or banking.

The eligibility and requirements of an E1 visa are:

  • Be a national of a country with which the United States maintains treaty relations of navigation and commerce
  •  Have substantial trade running with the country
  • Have a principal trade that is listed in the navigation and business treaty of the United States
  • Exchange items between the treaty country and the United States, such as goods, services, banking, insurance, transportation, tourism, or technology as example.

You have the burden of proof to show that you qualify for an E visa. You must have sufficient and organized documentary evidence in order to receive an approval.

We know this can be daunting and challenging or difficult to do. 

Often, USCIS will respond to your petition with a Request for Evidence, requiring you to explain parts of your petition in more detail or provide additional documentation. These requests must be adequately responded to and in a timely manner or your petition will be denied.

In order to obtain an E1 visa you must be from a country that has formed a treaty of continuous trade and investment with the United States. E-1 visa countries include: 

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Contact us to discuss the specifics of your needs and answer any questions you may have. We will advise you on which option is best for you and provide you with an estimate of the associated fees.


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