Are you an entrepreneur? Want expand your current business into the U.S. and trade with the U.S.? Don't have $1,000,000 for the EB-5? Don't have $100,000 for an E-2 Treaty Investor? If you have already been trading with the U.S., then the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa may be the best option for you. The amount of the investment is much less important and you can come to the U.S. to pursue your dreams. Assuming your from a treaty country, the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa gives you everything you need for the best chance for approval. It includes all relevant cover letters, forms, exhibits, business plan, and supporting evidence. It has been prepared by an expert Immigration attorney. Thus this book will allow you to see a guide of how it's done, prepared and submitted.
Only certain countries will qualify for the E-1 and they must have a treaty with the United States. However, assuming that you are a citizen of that country, the E-1 can proceed forward. In fact, if you have your own business and you already do business with the United States, it is a perfect opportunity to get the E-1. The amount of the 'investment' is simply not very important for the E-1. Rather, it is the 'trade' that you or your company does with the United States. Many people will jump and go for the L-1 instead of the E-1. However, there are some definite advantages to the E-1. First, you do not need prior USCIS approval inside the U.S. You can have the application sent initially and only to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country. This means you can get approval much faster. Also, there is a dedicated E Unit at most Consulates. This means that you will get people adjudicating your petition that really know what they are doing. Next, the L-1 is having problems because the approval rates are low and it is harder to adjudicate. If you are trading with the U.S., then the E-1 is the way to go.
Do you currently have your own business in your home country? Are you already trading with the United States? Do you want to come to the United States on a work / investment type visa. The E-1 Treaty Trader Visa might be the best option for you. It will differ from the E-2 in that this is a 'trading' visa, while the E-2 is an investment visa. Thus, the actual 'investment' needed for the E-1 is far lower and much less of a requirement than the E-2 investment visa. This is a great way to be able to come to the United States and continue with your business and travel back and forth without a problem.
In order to initially even be considered for this type of visa, you will need to make sure that there is an E-1 treaty with the United States. While there are several requirements and this type of visa with its petition will try to show all those requirements, you cannot even begin if you are not a citizen of the country which the United States has a treaty.
While it would be better and more effective to use an experienced attorney, it is clear that many times people just do not have the funds to retain an attorney. Therefore, note that this E-1 Treaty Trader Petition is made by an experienced immigration lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience. It is real and it was actually submitted.
We certainly hope you find this petition useful and helpful and hope for the best immigration experience you can have. We do have petitions on every subject area of immigration, and you might look at those if needed as well. If you do need to actually have a consultation, you can call our U.S. Immigration Law office at 562-495-0554 for an initial free consultation to determine what must be done to help you and your family.