Non-Immigrant Visa E-1
The United States has entered into trade treaties with several countries and established the E-1 visa to help citizens of those countries engage in business with the United States. In those specific cases, then an E-1 visa may be appropriate. There is no limit on the number of E-1 visas issued every year by the U.S. government and the E-1 visa can be renewed indefinitely.
Criteria for an E-1 Visa?
1) Applicant must be from one of the qualifying countries;
2) Work for the qualifying business;
3) Applicant must be 50% or more owner of the company or key employee;
4) Show that most of the company’s trade is with the United States.
Features of the E-1 Visa:
1) The visa holder can work legally in the U.S. for a U.S. company if more than 50% of its business is with the person’s home country, and the home country has entered a trade treaty with the United States;
2) In the U.S. the person is restricted to work only for the U.S. employer or self-owned business that is the visa sponsor;
3) The visa may last for up to two years with unlimited two-year extensions;
4) The visa is also available for the accompanying spouse and minor unmarried children;
5) The spouse may accept U.S. employment, but children may not.
For more information you may consult The Law Professionals immigration attorneys for eligibility and help with the application process.