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What are the primary requirements for an E-1 Treaty Trader visa?

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The primary requirements for an E-1 Treaty Trader visa are as follows:

1. TREATY COUNTRY: There must be a treaty in force between the United States and the particular country of which the visa applicant is a citizen.

2. CITIZENSHIP: The visa applicant must be a citizen of the treaty country.

3. COMPANY'S NATIONALITY: The particular company sponsoring the visa applicant must be primarily owned or controlled by nationals of the treaty country.

4. SUBSTANTIAL TRADE: The company sponsoring the visa applicant must be engaged in a substantial amount of trade principally between the U.S. and the treaty country, i.e., it must be a sizable and continuing volume of trade.

5. COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN TRADE: The trade must be principally between the U.S. and the treaty country, which is defined to mean that more than 50 percent of the international trade involved must be between the U.S. and the country of the applicant's nationality. Note “trade” means the international exchange of goods, services, and technology. Title of the trade items must pass from one party to the other.

6. APPLICANT’S JOB: The applicant must be either the owner of the company, or be employed in a supervisory or executive capacity, or possess highly specialized skills essential to the efficient operation of the firm. Ordinary skilled or unskilled workers do not qualify.

 

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You can search for "H1B Visa Employers" using this database, which was compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources. This database identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas in the past, or who have at least started the process by filing for the LCA. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to inquire as to whether they have any current job openings in your field. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource.

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"FMG Friendly" Employers

Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMGs") should be aware that there are "FMG Friendly" employers, and "FMG Unfriendly" employers. This database (compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources) identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas for foreign medical graduates in the past (or at least started the process by filing for the LCA), and who can therefore be deemed "FMG Friendly". Please tell your colleagues about this valuable resource.

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