The Treaty Trader (E-1) Visa is the result of an agreements between the U.S. and certain other nations regarding commerce that provide nationals of those countries may enter and work in in the U.S. if they meet certain conditions. Applicants under this category must be the same nationality as the company for which they work, and the company must be undertaking a level of trade with America sufficient to support the employee in America.
To be eligible for this visa:
The E-1 Visa initially allows a stay of up to 2 years, although there is no limit to the total time the visa holder may remain in America providing they continue to meet all visa extension requirements. In addition, the spouse of an E-1 Visa holder and dependent children are also granted this visa status.