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Part 3 – Quick Run Through of the Requirements

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Guide to Writing a Good Transcript
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – Developing a Familiar Tone
Part 3 – Quick Run through of Visa Requirements
Part 4 – Getting Started


Quick Run Through of E1 Visa Requirements:

Ok – we’re still in the first presentation of what will typically be a series of presentations. So before the visitors gets too far into this video they will need to be presented with a summary as to the key qualification requirements for this visa. In other words, during the first video of any series the visitor needs to know whether or not they can essentially meet the key requirements of this visa option.

Therefore, in this presentation you can see how we did a very basic run through of the main requirements.


  1. Treaty Countries: The US has treaties with a number of countries and thus the first issue to check is whether you or your country has an E1 treaty with the US. We will of course cover this issue in more detail and provide you with a complete list of E1 countries for your kind perusal.
  1. Trade with the US: Your business must be doing trade with the US. Under the E1 visa regulations the definition of trade has a particular meaning and so we’ll go over precisely what is meant by trade so again you can determine if you already meet this requirement or can do so in the future.
  1. Substantial Trade: The trade must be substantial. As you can imagine the word substantial could almost mean anything, so we’ll be getting into how you can determine if the volume of trade you will be able to generate will be sufficient to satisfy US Immigration.
  1. Majority of Trade: Here the regulations require that at least 50% of your company’s total international trade must be with the US. Thus, if your company does 90% of its international trade with China and only 10% with the US, then you would not be able to satisfy this requirement. Even where this might be the case, we’ll be able to discuss arrangements where this issue could be addressed in a way that could meet the 50% rule requirement.
  1. Sending Employees from Foreign Company: Of course with larger companies the Chief Executive Officers may not want to relocate, but instead send lower ranking employees to be on the ground in the US. Here, US Immigration says this is quite acceptable and allows for other executive, supervisory or specialists to be transferred in addition to or instead of the senior executive officers. We’ll be getting into this within this E1 visa presentation series.
  1. Temporary Residential Status: E1 Visa can be granted for up to five years depending on you / company’s nationality so it’s not a green card that will grant permanent status. Therefore, where you apply you must indicate to Immigration you intention to relocate back to your home country if your E1 visa is not renewed for any reason. However, there may be ways to change your E1 status into a green card opportunity in the future, we’ll get into those options for sure.


Ok – if the visitor having read these key requirements they are in good shape, you can then introduce what you will be covering in the next presentation.


Ok – I think we’re off to a great start. In the next presentation we’ll discuss how you can determine if your country has an E1 visa treaty and also discuss whether your personal nationality has a part to play in your overall eligibility as the one being transferred. Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed this E1 Visa presentation.


Ok let’s cover a few more points here.

How Long Should Your Presentation Be?

When people are about to watch any video the very first thing they check out is the length. If the length of the video is between 2-4 mins then most people will proceed to invest the time to start watching the video. However if the video is 10 mins or more they will really think hard and possibly not want to invest that amount of time to watch a video only to find out the option is not for them. So the key is especially for the first video in a series to keep it within the 2-4 mins if at all possible and this is roughly about 1 page and a half of text.

For subsequent videos in a series these can be longer, but try and keep them to under 10 mins where ever possible.

Summary Points can Often Make Good Video Headings

Your summary points can often make great headings for your video series. For example, in this E1 transcript there re essentially 6 topics that were summarized. Therefore, you could set up one transcript to cover each of the topics in turn.

In addition to the six topics you may introduce one or two other topics and thus videos to cover other discussion points not raised in the introduction.

US Immigration Forms - DS-160 TutorialsA Summary Video 

It’s often a great idea to have a video that sums up the main points of the visa opportunity. Main visitors who have watch the series through will appreciate a summary video, even if it follows many of the themes from the first video.

Your goal here is to use reassuring terms to convey confidence to the visitor that we’re the best firm to help them progress this option should it be a great option for them.


Gratitude, Gratitude and more Gratitude is a very common compliment we have from people who find our website. Visitors are so grateful that  we took the time to make these videos to explain to them the complexities of Immigration law in a very down to earth way and for free.

It is for the above reasons why many visitors will hires us and pay us thousands of dollars because of the trust we would have built up with them while in the privacy of their own home they would have been studying our materials.  The vast majority of our clients will pay is thousands of dollars without ever having met anyone from the firm in person. Part 4  – Getting Started

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