The E1 visa is for nationals from countries with which the US has a treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation who are coming to the US to engage in substantial trade between the US and the alien’s country of nationality. The E1 visa employee must hold a supervisory or executive position or have skills which are essential to the successful operation of the enterprise. The E1 visa is initially valid for two years and may be extended indefinitely.
In order to qualify for an E1 visa, you must be a national of one of the following treaty countries. Spouses and children of E1 visa holders may enter and remain in the US in E1 status. E1 visa spouses may apply for an EAD. E1 spouses and children may attend school in the US.