Treaty Trader Visa (E-1)
Applicants with nationalities of a treaty country, such as Turkey, are eligible for E-1 visa classification provided they meet requirements for Treaty Traders and Investors.
Demonstrating Eligibility for Treaty Trader Status
The applicant has the burden of demonstrating fulfillment of requirements for treaty trader status under 9 FAM 41.51.
Documents should be organized as set out here below and be limited to those tending to show a particular requirement.
Documents should be highlighted as necessary to emphasize pertinent information. Assertions made in the cover letter must be substantiated through the submission of documentary evidence - presented in the order set out here below - to support those assertions.
Applications must be submitted in a binder divided into sections clearly separated by lettered or numbered tabs and include a table of contents, as provided here below.
A cover letter from the applicant's representative may be included outside the binder.
Processing the E-1 Visa Application
Upon receipt of the application, we will enter the case into our database for review and adjudication. Once the case is adjudicated, the applicant will be notified of the decision.
In the event your application is refused for failing to present sufficient information, you will be notified. In the event that the information provided is insufficient, your application may be placed on hold pending a personal interview with a Consular Officer. The applicant has the burden of demonstrating fulfillment of all requirements for Treaty Investor status. If during the interview the applicant fails to demonstrate fulfillment of all requirements for Treaty Investor status, the application will be refused under section 214(b)INA and the case will be closed.
On notification that the company has been registered, the employees may apply for their E-2 visas.