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E-visa news, case studies, and more to help you with your investor/trader-related needs.

  • Self-Employment in the U.S. Immigration System

    Someone who is self-employed is defined as someone who works for oneself as a freelancer (also known as an independent contractor) or the owner of a business rather than for an employer. There are multiple ways you can work for yourself in the United States as a nonimmigrant. To do so, you must first obtain […]
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  • Understanding the E-2 Visa Nationality Requirement

    The E-2 visa category offers a unique pathway for nationals of treaty countries to invest in the United States, fostering economic growth and creating employment opportunities. This nonimmigrant classification not only allows the primary investor to reside in the U.S. but also permits certain employees of the investor or the qualifying organization to obtain this […]
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  • FAQ: E-1 Treaty Trader Visa

    The E-1 Treaty Trader visa is a nonimmigrant, employment-based visa classification that allows certain foreign nationals to engage in international trade with the United States. This visa category is designed for citizens of countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the U.S. It allows them to be admitted to the United States […]
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  • E-2 Visa: Substantial Investment Requirement Explained

    The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. Certain employees of such a person or of a qualifying organization may also be eligible for this classification. To qualify for an E-2 visa, the treaty […]
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  • Why This is a Great Time to Apply for the E-2 Visa

    Have you ever dreamed of living and working in the United States? Are you an entrepreneur? If so, we have a category for you called the E-2 Nonimmigrant Visa for investors. What does that mean? It means that if you like business and you either want to buy an existing one in the United States […]
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  • E-1 Visa Breakdown: Nationality Requirements

    Another instalment of Rebecca’s E-1 Visa series, this time covering nationality requirements. The E-1 Treaty Trader visa exists for citizens of countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. It enables foreign nationals to be admitted to the U.S. solely to engage in international trade on his or her own […]
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  • E-1 Visa Breakdown: Principal Trade

    Rebecca continues her series on the E-1 Visa with a focus on principal trade. The E-1 Treaty Trader visa exists for citizens of countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. It enables foreign nationals to be admitted to the U.S. solely to engage in international trade on his or […]
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  • E-1 Visa Breakdown: Substantial Trade

    Rebecca continues her overview of the E-1 Treaty Trader visa below, this time focusing on the concept of “substantial trade”. If you have any questions, contact us to schedule a consultation.
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  • E-1 Visa Breakdown: Overview

    The E-1 Treaty Trader visa exists for citizens of countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. It enables foreign nationals to be admitted to the U.S. solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf. In addition, certain employees of such a person or of a […]
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  • Temporary Suspension of Biometrics Submissions Extended for Certain Form I-593 Applicants

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it has extended the temporary suspension of the biometrics submission requirement for certain applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, requesting an extension of stay in or change of status to H-4, L-2, or E nonimmigrant status. The previously announced suspension, which was initially […]
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