Our clients often ask us whether they need to get an office space in the U.S. for an E-1 visa.
The short answer is no. You do not have to prove that you have an office space when you are applying for an E-1 visa (but you would have to have an office space if you were applying for an E-2 visa). That being said, in many situations it is practicable to get an office space or warehouse space (in case you are importing goods from a treaty country to the U.S.) and it may look better on the application if you have a real office space.
Please see our blog post on whether an E-1 visa is better than an E-2 visa when you click here.
Please also see our blog post on whether you have to have a business entity for an E-1 visa when you click here.
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