What are the conditions to meet in order to obtain an E-1 visa?
- More than 50% of the commercial activities must be carried out between the United Stated and the country having a commercial treaty with the United States;
- The commercial activities must represent a substantial amount;
- The holder of an E-1 visa may be an independent business man, an agent, or an employee of the commercial enterprise;
- The commercial activity may be in the areas of trading, purchase or sales of products, service or technology.
How long can one stay in the United States with an E-1 visa?
The E-1 visa is issued for a 5-year period, but is renewable indefinitely as long as the investment remains active.
Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age may apply for the applicable derivative visa (E-1 visa) to join their spouse or parent in the US. Accompanying spouses and children are entitled to study in the US without obtaining a student visa and accompanying spouses may undertake employment with an approved employment authorization.