What is the Difference between a “Visa” and “Visa Status”?

What is a Visa? A visa is a travel document that is issued by a consulate to someone who wishes to visit the United States. A visa is placed in your passport and shows the Visa Type, such as F1, E2 or H-1B and it allows a person to apply

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E-2 Visa Approval at U.S. Consulate in Paris for Manufacturing & Distribution Company

Scott Legal, P.C. just received approval for an E-2 visa at the U.S. Consulate in Paris.  The company set up operations in the U.S. and acted as the primary investor.  Once the company was set up, the French company used the employee E-2 visa to transfer one of their key

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Ian E. Scott Now Featured in EB-5 Investors Magazine

We are pleased to announce that Ian E. Scott is now featured in EB-5 Investors Magazine. The EB-5 Investor Green Card Program is a Program that grants a Green Card to Investors who invest $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a business and create 10 full time jobs. Only experienced EB-5 attorneys

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What is the Visa Waiver Program?

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows people from certain countries to enter the United States without a visa in their passport. The visit must be for 90 days or less and you must be traveling for either business or tourism purposes. To participate in this program you must meet certain

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How Long Can an E-2 Visa be Issued For?

An E-2 visa is an investor visa that is issued to entrepreneurs who wish to start or buy a business in the U.S.. The investor must invest a certain amount of money in the U.S. (usually much greater than $50,000) and the business must ultimately create U.S. jobs.  The investor

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Dissolution of Corporations: What to Do When the Start-Up or Business Venture Does Not Work

When you form a corporation, the last thing you are thinking about is dissolution. Regrettably though, some legal entities fail and the founders are faced with tough choices. These choices become tougher when the founders had previously convinced friends and family to invest in their company. Rather than wait until

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Can an EB-5 Investment be Based on a Loan or Gift?

An EB-5 Visa is an investor visa that requires an entrepreneur to invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 of capital in the in the United States to either start a business or purchase one.  The other significant requirement is that the investment must create 10 full-time jobs.  One question that often comes

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The Three Types of E-2 Visas

An E-2 visa is a perfect visa for an individual or company who wants to start or purchase a business in the United States. In order to obtain the visa, the applicant must invest in a business in the United States, be a national of a treaty country and ultimately

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