Legalixa Law Firm is one of the leading Turkish citizenship law firms with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish citizenship lawyers are prepared to file E1 E2 Visa Application in Turkey. Our Turkish citizenship lawyers represent our clients from application until they get E1 – E2 Visas to USA. An English-speaking attorney will help you during in all this process. We have affiliated law firms in USA and Canada and we will be able support you while you are in USA or Canada.

E1 E2 Visa Application in Turkey

We do perform E1 E2 Visa Application in Turkey for Turkish Citizens and have extensive experience about this matter. An English-speaking attorney will help you during in all this process.

What is included? Your lawyer will:

  • Discuss Client concerns and issues with Client.
  • Keep you update about the
  • Do all the application process that applicant doesn’t need to attend personally.
  • Filling all the necessary forms.
  • Make all the payments for procedures if the costs are included in Lawyers Contract.

In below you may find the detailed process of application, we will do the applications. The procedure only given in detail so that you may feel comfortable and to provide you with information if you seek to know more about procedure.

E1 E2 Visa Application in Turkey

General Information about E1 E2 Visa

The E1 nonimmigrant classification allows nationals of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States solely to engage in international trade on their own behalf.

E-1 Visa Conditions

  • You must be a citizen of a treaty country.(Turkey is a Treaty Country)
  • The trading firm for which you plan to come to the United States must have the nationality of the treaty country, meaning persons with the treaty country’s nationality must own at least 50 percent of the enterprise.
  • The international trade must be substantial, meaning that there is a sizable and continuing volume of trade.
  • More than 50 percent of the international trade involved must be between the United States and the treaty country.
  • Trade means the international exchange of goods, services, and technology. Title of the trade items must pass from one party to the other.
  • You must be an essential employee, employed in a supervisory or executive capacity, or possess highly specialized skills essential to the efficient operation of the firm. Ordinary skilled or unskilled workers do not qualify.
  • The E2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.

E-2 Visa Conditions

  • The investor, either a person, partnership or corporate entity, must have the citizenship of a treaty country.
  • If a business, at least 50 percent of the business must be owned by persons with the treaty country’s nationality.
  • The investment must be substantial, with investment funds or assets committed and irrevocable. It must be sufficient to ensure the successful operation of the enterprise.
  • The investment must be a real operating enterprise, an active commercial or entrepreneurial undertaking. A paper organization, speculative or idle investment does not qualify. Uncommitted funds in a bank account or similar security are not considered an investment.
  • It must generate significantly more income than just to provide a living to you and family, or it must have a significant economic impact in the United States.
  • You must have control of the funds, and the investment must be at risk in the commercial sense. Loans secured with the assets of the investment enterprise are not allowed.
  • You must be coming to the United States to develop and direct the enterprise. If you are not the principal investor, you must be considered an essential employee, employed in a supervisory, executive, or highly specialized skill capacity.  Ordinary skilled and unskilled workers do not qualify.

The Procedures

All applicants are required to fill out a DS-160 application form. After completing your application, We will create an account on applicant’s behalf on usvisa and pay the visa application fee.  All visa applicants, including dependents, must pay a non-refundable application fee of $205.

Any documents not in English or Turkish must be submitted with certified translations.  When submitted a translation, copy of the original document must also be submitted.


  • Completed DS-160 confirmation page for all applicants(aplicant family members)
  • DS-156E form for primary applicant will be filled.
  • Form G-28, for been represented by Attorney.
  • We will do all do paper work included these forms but we merely need the information that is required for filling out these forms.

Applicant Information

  1. Photocopy of passport biographical page with a minimum of 6 months validity;
  2. Evidence of legal status in Turkey (for non-Turkish applicants)(this won’t be needed because the applicants will be Turkish Citizen)
  3. Certificates that demonstrate proof of family relationships and the marital status for each applicant / (marriage certificate for spouse and/or birth certificate(s) for minor child/children under age 21);
  4. A signed and dated statement of intent to depart the United States upon termination of status for the principal applicant;

Cover Letter and Business Plan

  1. A cover letter describing the company, position and beneficiary.  The letter must explain in detail how the enterprise qualifies for E-1 or E-2 status, and include a description of the beneficiary’s specific skills and qualifications;
  2. A business plan with profit/loss projections for the next 5 years. Evidence that the enterprise has the present or future capacity to generate more than enough income for a minimal living for the treaty investor and his or her family within five years;
  3. corporate federal tax returns showing IRS reported sales for the two years immediately preceding the application and the current year’s profit and loss statement (if applicable);
  4. W-2 and W-4 tax forms;
  5. Payroll register, records of salaries paid to employees (if any), employee data including names, rates of pay, copies of W-2s (for new business);


  1. If the firm has several owners or subsidiaries or if the chain of ownership includes intermediary entities, please include the following (as applicable):
  2. Proof of ownership shares of the company.  At least 50% of the company must be owned by treaty country nationality for the principal investor/owner;
    1. An organization chart with names showing the full ownership structure of the entity;
    2. Legal proof of ownership (such as incorporation certificate, shares certificate, excerpt from the trade registration) within a respective chain;
    3. Photocopies of only the bio data page of the passports and the percentage of each unit holder of the definitive parent company;
  3. If the firm is publicly traded with many shareholders (none of which own more than 50%) include:
    1. A written declaration justly authorized by a corporate official stating all of the stock exchanges on which the firm is traded;
    2. A copy of recently issued trading information concerning the nationalities of the stock’s owners;
  4. For an E-1 visa, if the firm is an incorporated entity outside of the United States, include a chart of ownership of the enterprise and a certificate of existence/registration from the state/province in which the company is incorporated;

Proof of Investment or Trade

Investment (E-2):

Evidence the applicant has invested or is in the process of investing, such as: contracts; leases; purchase agreements; bank statements; invoices; wire transfers; escrow agreements and receipts (as applicable); and any other evidence showing an irrevocable investment in the U.S. enterprise. Please clearly match and notate corresponding financial documents and receipts for all transactions reflecting transfer of funds.  If the documented path of these transactions is not clearly marked and easily traceable, the package may be returned for additional clarification which could lead to a postponement in your visa interview.

Trade (E-1):

Evidence of the trade activities and that the trade is principally between the treaty country and the United States, if multinational.  Please include documentation of the following: sales invoices; purchase invoices; U.S. bills of lading issued by DHS/CBP; inventory data; insurance papers documenting commodities imported into the U.S.; and any other evidence of continuous trade;

Applicant’s Professional Qualifications

  1. The principal applicant’s résumé or curriculum vitae/CV
  2. Documentation that supports the applicant’s expertise and underlines his/her essential skills. This may include any relevant diplomas, job training certificates and/or letters from previous employers.

Legalixa is one of the leading Turkish immigration law firm advising on USA E1 – E2 Visa Application in Turkey. Please contact us for further details on E1 – E2 Visa Application in Turkey.

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Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Turkish Immigration Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading immigration law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish immigration lawyers for E1 E2 Visa Application in Turkey by sending an email or through Contact page.