E-2 Visa Approval for Fitness Center at Vancouver Consulate with Low Investment Amount

We just received approval for an E-2 visa at the consulate in Vancouver.  The applicant started a fitness training center and invested just over $50,000 (spent $20,000 and had $30,000 in working capital).  The visa was approved and the applicant will move to the U.S. this month.  Please contact Scott

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Which Countries Are Eligible for an E-2 Visa?

An E-2 visa is the perfect visa option for many foreign national entrepreneurs that want to either start or buy a business in the United States. An E-2 visa has a number of subjective requirements (eg. You must invest a “substantial” amount, your business cannot be “marginal” and your funds

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Scott Legal, P.C. to sit as Judge in American Bar Association (ABA) Moot Court Competion

We are pleased to announce that Ian E. Scott will sit as a judge in the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition.  Seasoned practitioners will judge the moot court competition and provide feedback to the newest members to the legal profession.

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E-2 Visa Approval for Fashion Designer Business for Spanish National with Low Investment Amount

We just had an E-2 visa approval with an investment amount of under $60,000 for a new fashion designer.  Our client recently graduated from college and will promote her own fashion label and run her business in New York.  We also drafted her business plan and set up her legal

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Who Has To Pay H-1B Fees? Does an Employer Have to Pay H-1B Fees?

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. This visa category requires that the foreign worker have at least a Bachelor’s degree, and the U.S. employer can employ the worker for up to six years. While the bar for this visa

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Who Has To Pay Green Card Sponsorship Fees? Does an Employer Have to Pay PERM Fees? Does an Employer have to Pay Green Card Fees?

There are three main steps to obtain an employment-based green card: 1. PERM Labor Certification (Assessment of whether or not there are qualified U.S. workers) 2. I-140 petition (Employer petition for permanent foreign worker) 3. I-485 application (Employee application for permanent residence – green card application). This step may include

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Scott Legal, P.C. sits on Columbia University Panel of How to Build a Successful Start-Up

Ian E. Scott from Scott Legal, P.C. recently sat on a legal panel at Columbia University on How to Build a Successful Start-up.  There were  four panels of accomplished speakers including venture capitalists, industry leaders, start-up founders and lawyers who will share their expertise and vision on building sustainable and

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What is New In Immigration Reform? The Start-up Act – What Does it Mean?

Overview of Immigration Reform Changes Immigration reform is something that has been proposed over and over again.  In January,  a new bill, (The Start-up Act) was introduced to try to solve some of the employment and business immigration issues that we now face. This makes a series of  proposals and

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