Paperless Process for E1 Visa

Beginning Monday, October 23, 2017, the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico will no longer accept any paper-based submissions for E1 Visa applications. Instead, all submissions for E1 cases in Monterrey will now be made electronically by email to:

E1 Visa Submissions must be no longer that 50 pages total – including DS forms, cover letters, and biographical information.

The complete application packet must be submitted by email to prior to the appointment at the Application Support Center. No zip files will be accepted, so you may split your submissions into multiple, labeled attachments, and use separate emails if necessary, so long as they are clearly labeled and indicate that they are part of a sequence.

In order to comply with the new requirements, the consulate recommends that only the most relevant documents and information that prove the case be submitted in the application.

For example, only submit the 1040 form for tax returns without schedules. If any additional information is required it will be requested at the interview. Proof of relationship to any dependents will only be required for the initial E1 application, but not for renewals unless there is a change or addition to family members.
Once the appointment with the Applicant Support Center for biometrics collection is scheduled and the documents submitted, the application will attend the interview at the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey as usual. The consulate will either issue visas or communicate requests for more information within five business days of the Application Support Center appointment for renewal cases.


You may already qualify for a benefit that you are not aware of yet. If you have never talked to an immigration attorney about your situation before, now is the best time to do so – before the new administration makes changes that may affect you and your family. Contact an experienced, licensed attorney to find out what YOU can do to help your situation. If you would like our assistance, contact our office today at 210-932-3600 to set up a consultation.

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