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The visa E-1 is granted to anyone coming into the United States to engage into commercial trades.
Any person asking for an E-1 visa must own at least 50% of the company. This visa is also attributed to the company’s employees, such as Managers, Executive Officers and Specialized Knowledge workers.
The E-1 visa is for foreigners whose country of origin has a commercial treaty with the United States.
The following list indicates the countries possessing a commercial treaty with the United States, allowing the application for a visa E-1.
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.