Are There Green Card Options When I have Overstayed My Visa? What is the 245i Waiver and How can it Help Me?

What is 245i? Can it help me get a green card? INA §245(i) is a provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act of the United States, which allows certain persons who have an immigrant visa immediately available but entered without inspection or otherwise violated their status to adjust status in

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New Trends in RFE Requests as H-1B Season Approaches – Stay Informed

It is almost H-1B Visa season!  USCIS will start accepting H-1B applications on April 1, 2016.  Over 100,000 H-1B Visas applications are expected to be submitted to USCIS, but only 85,000 will be accepted—the regular H-1B Visa Cap is 65,000 and the US Master Degree H-1B Visa Cap is 20,000

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The National Visa Center launched new EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk on February 22, 2016

Starting February 22, 2016, National Visa Center (NVC) customers with questions related to an approved I-526 petition will now be able to correspond with the National Visa Center (NVC) using a dedicated e-mail address: NVCeb5@state.gov. Upon receipt of an approved petition from USCIS, the Investor Assistance Desk will oversee the addition

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Documents Associated with the Purchase of a Business?

What are the Key Documents Associated with the Purchase of a Business? The purchase and sale of a business can be conducted by either a purchase of assets or by buying the stock or membership units of the target business.  For any purchase transaction, there are a number of key

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? Should you Buy Assets of a Company or Buy the Stock?

Should you Buy Assets of a Company or Buy the Stock?  Two of the principal ways of acquiring a business include purchasing of a target company’s assets and purchase of the stock or membership units of the target company.  The best option to use in any particular transaction is dependent

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Elements of a Purchase Sale Agreement for a Business?

What are the Key Elements of a Purchase Sale Agreement for a Business? A Purchase Sale Agreement is the legal document that specifies all of the terms and conditions associated with the purchase and sale of a company or the assets.  The document outlines the price, the payment method (For

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Provisions in an Operating Agreement?

What are the Key Provisions in an Operating Agreement? A limited liability company is a business entity structure that limits your liability to the assets invested in the company.  As such, if the business is ever sued, the owner or owners of an LLC is/are not personally liable.  LLCs were

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? Key Considerations of Buying a Business

Key Considerations of Buying a Business Buying an existing business can eliminate some of the risks associated with starting a business from scratch.  This is especially the case if the existing business has a good track record and/or an established client base.  While there are significant benefits associated with buying

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E-2 Visa Approved for Online Gaming Platform for Australian National at the Sydney Consulate

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of Australia at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney. The visa was approved for an employee of a company operating an online gaming platform which allows gamers to play video games and compete for cash.  Turn to Scott Legal, P.C. for all

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Moving to the U.S.? 3 Easy Steps to Obtain your Social Security Number

If you are moving to the United States temporarily to work you will need a Social Security number (SSN). It is relatively easy to obtain a Social Security number once you arrive in the United States by following the steps below: Gather all necessary documents – If you are a

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E-2 Visa Approved for Risk/IT Consulting Company for British National at the London Consulate

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of the United Kingdom at the U.S. Consulate in London. The single investor started a consulting company providing a full-range of risk and IT services, specializing in project management, business analysis, business process renewal and management consulting.  Turn to

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E-2 Visa Approved for HR Consultancy Company for British National

Scott Legal, P.C. just had an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of the United Kingdom at the U.S. Consulate in London. The single investor started a consultancy company focused on assisting new and growing companies with human resources services, ranging from recruitment to long-term strategic people planning.  Turn to

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