Treaty Trader (Immigration) Law and Legal Definition

A treaty trader is a nonimmigrant class of admission. A treaty trader refers to an alien coming to the United States, under the provisions of a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the foreign state of such alien. The alien comes to the United States in order to carry on substantial trade or to direct the operations of an enterprise in which he/she has invested a substantial amount of capital, and the alien's spouse and unmarried minor children. A treaty trader is more commonly known as an investor.