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United States Immigration and Naturalization Services Required Documents for an E1 Treaty Trader Visa

The visa application process of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services, such as that for the E1 Treaty Trader visa can be a long, complicated, and frustrating experience with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services. There are many important choices to make in this confusing process and a wrong decision can ruin your opportunity to obtain a visa to work in the USA or a green card through your employment in the United States. This site was created to give you the information you need to make the right decisions when you are dealing with the USCIS-formerly known as United States Immigration and Naturalization Services.

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E-1 Treaty Trader Visa

Read below to find out clear and specific information about the documentation and steps required by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services to obtain an E1 Treaty Trader visa and ultimately be eligible to apply for your green card and US citizenship.

For the E1 Treaty Trader Visa, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services requires the following:

  1. A statement describing in detail the nature and function of the business and the alien’s position.
  2. Documents demonstrating the continued trade between the United States and the country of the applicant’s nationality, including any of the following as available:
    • trade invoices
    • sales reports
    • shipping records or bills of landing
    • summary or audits of international accounts and trade transactions
    • company financial statements
    • articles of incorporation
    • import/export licenses
    • bank statements
    • annual report
    • tax documentation, etc.
  3. An affidavit stating the unequivocal intent that the applicant will depart the United States when the E status ends.
  4. A copy of passport for all applicants.
  5. A copy of the birth certificates and marriage certificate to support all secondary applications.
  6. A copy of U.S. Visa and Form I-94 (if aliens are already in the US) for all applicants.
  7. If alien is an employee of treaty trade enterprise, then evidence of position including, organizational chart, job description, and evidence of recruitment efforts made by the enterprise.

Benefits for family members of an E1 Treaty Trader Visa holder

Upon approval of the immigrant visa petition, the individual and his/her spouse and children under 21 years of age may apply for their immigrant visas either through adjustment of status in the United States or through consular processing at a U.S. Consulate outside of the United States. Also, it is important to note that the E1 Treaty Trader Investor visa provides for a waiver of the job offer requirement if it can be established that such a waiver would be in the national interest of the United States.

As a final note, I must tell you that the application and processing for an E1 Treaty Trader visa is highly complex and much is at stake if any errors are made. As I have warned in other places on this website, one wrong move in the immigration procedure of applying for the E1 Treaty Trader visa can blow your chances of ultimately obtaining your green card and US citizenship.

To prevent any fatal error in the procedure of obtaining your E1 Treaty Trader visa that may potentially harm your chances of getting a green card and ultimately citizenship, I strongly recommend you contact an immigration attorney in the USA to obtain legal representation and counsel for these procedures with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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