The E-1 classification is authorized for a national of a country with which
the United States has a commercial treaty, who is coming to the United States for the sole purpose of carrying on substantial
trade between his/her country and the United States. Trade is considered to be substantial when over 50% of the volume
of international trade conducted by the alien treaty trader is between the U.S. and his/her country.
Dependents (spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age) of E-1 workers are entitled
to E-1 status. Dependents may be students in the U.S. and dependent spouses may obtain an Employment Authorization Document.