E-1 classification allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce) to be admitted to the U.S. solely to engage in international trade on their own behalf.
To qualify for E-1 classification, a treaty trader must:
To qualify for E-1 classification, an employee of a treaty trader must:
Qualified treaty traders and employees will be allowed a maximum initial stay of 2 years. Requests for an extension of stay may be granted in increments of up to 2 years each. There is no maximum limit to the number of extensions an E-1 nonimmigrant may be granted.
Treaty traders and employees may be accompanied by spouses and unmarried children under 21.Spouses of E-1 workers may apply for work authorization.
List of Qualifying Countries:
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