An E-1 visa is a visa that is available to applicants or companies that conduct a significant amount of trade with the U.S. In order to qualify, you must be a Treaty Country, and at least 50% of your international trade must be with the U.S. The question comes up of what does international trade mean for an E-1 visa?
Let us say that a company in Spain manufactures glass and exports it to other countries and within Spain. Let us say that the breakdown of sales is as follows:
- Sales within Spain $100,000
- Sales to the U.S. $500,000
- Sales to China $500,000
In this example, the total sales for the company is $1,100,000. In this example, the company would qualify for an E-1 visa as at least 50% of the international trade is with the U.S. When calculating the international trade, you should not include the $100,000 of domestic trade. If the $100,000 is excluded, the company meets the 50% rule. You should also review the other E-1 visa requirements to make sure that the company or individual can qualify.
You can find more on the E-1 Visa here:
- What are the E-1 visa requirements?
- What is substantial Trade for an E-1 visa?
- Does the Trade for an E-1 visa have to be with the Treaty Country?
- Does my spouse need work authorization on an E-1 visa?
- Is an E-1 or E-2 visa best?
- What are the E-1 Treaty Countries?
- Do I need an Entity for an E-1 visa?
- What is Trade?
- Do I need a Business Plan for an E-1 visa?
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