Chicago-area E-Visa Immigration Attorneys
E-visas are a type of temporary work visa that are used to facilitate commerce between the United States and treaty countries. These visas allow business traders and investors to travel to and stay in the U.S. for extended periods of time. At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. we are experienced in helping individuals obtain the visas they need to effectively conduct their business in the U.S. If you are a foreign national who is interested in trading with a U.S. company or investing in a U.S. venture, our firm can help you with your immigration concerns.
Types of E-Visas
There are two (2) different types of E-visas. Which one is appropriate for you will depend on the nature of your business in the U.S. Each type of E-visa has requirements that must be fulfilled. They include:
- E-1 Treaty Trader visa: The foreign national must be a national of a country that has signed a trade and investment treaty with the U.S., and the foreign national must be coming to the U.S. to conduct substantial trade primarily between the U.S. and the treaty county. Additionally, the foreign national must be employed in a role that is essential to the trading (i.e., executive or manager).
- E-2 Treaty Investor visa: The foreign national must be from a nation that has signed a trade and investment treaty with the U.S., and the foreign national must be coming to the U.S. to oversee the operations of an enterprise in which he/she has invested or is in the process of investing. This visa is only available to the principle investor or an employee that is an executive, manager or who has highly specialized skills.
E-visas are initially valid for two years but may be extended indefinitely in some cases. Visas are also available for spouses and unmarried children under 21.
At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. we offer a full range of immigration services. Our firm can assist you in obtaining or extending an E-visa and obtaining visas for your family members. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.