E-1 treaty trader visas may be obtained for a manager or highly skilled employee who intends to do substantial trade with the United States. The foreign company for which the applicant works for must have a commercial treaty with the United States and the employee must intend to leave when the visa expires. To qualify, the treaty trader must demonstrate “substantial and principal trade” with the United States. Substantial means a frequent flow of trade and does not have minimum monetary requirements. Principal means at least 50 percent of trade abroad is or will be with the United States. The E-1 visa lasts for two years but can be renewed every two years for an indefinite period of time. Spouses and children are eligible for E-1 status also if E-1 status is granted to the applicant.
E-2 treaty investor visas may be obtained for someone who will make a substantial investment in the United States to establish, develop, or maintain a business. The applicant must be a manager or supervisor and must intend to leave when the visa expires. The E-2 visa lasts for two years but can be renewed. Spouses and children are eligible for E-2 status also if E-2 status is granted to the applicant.
The E-3 visa is basically an H-1B visa for Australians with most of the same evidentiary requirements and procedures. The visa is granted for two years and can be renewed every two years indefinitely (with some exceptions).
We emphasize on clear communication and a personal approach. Our clients work directly with an attorney from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. We are quick to respond to client needs, available to answer your questions and intent on keeping you informed of the status of your case.
Few areas of law impact the long-term future of individuals and businesses as much as immigration law. The attorneys at C.T. Lee & Associates understand this, which is why we carefully analyze every client’s needs before developing a strategy that is designed to achieve each client’s goals as effectively and cost-efficiently as possible. See below for our list of services within immigration.
BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION – L-1 VISAS – O-1 VISAS – H-1B VISAS – EB-1 EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-2 EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-3 SKILLED AND UNSKILLED GREEN CARDS – EB-5 INVESTOR/EMPLOYMENT CREATION VISA – E VISAS (TRADER, INVESTOR, SPECIALITY OCCUPATIONS) – FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION – GREEN CARDS – VISITORS AND STUDENTS – P-1 & P-4 VISAS – U VISA – SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS