B-1 in Lieu of H-1B: What is It and How Can It Help my Business?

The B-1, Business Visitor Visa has many uses and is a valuable visa for people seeking to come to the United States to perform limited business activities such as attending a conference or a Board Meeting. However, the B-1 visa specifically prohibits the visa holder from engaging in traditional work

Read More

E-2 Visa Approved for Two Canadian Investors at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of two Canadian investors and a dependent spouse. The investors, a father-and-son business team, co-own and will manage two family-style eateries and provide catering services. Please note that past results do not

Read More

Department of Homeland Security Issues Final Rule on Two-Year OPT Extension for STEM Students

On March 11th 2016, the Department of Homeland Security issued a rule allowing certain students on F-1 visas with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from U.S. institutions of higher education, who elect to pursue 12 months of post-completion optional practical training (OPT), to extend their STEM OPT

Read More

E-2 Visa Renewal Approved for Finnish National Investor for Promotion and Management Company at the U.S. Consulate in Helsinki

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for renewal of an E-2 visa for a Finnish national at the U.S. Consulate in Helsinki. The visa was approved for an iowner-investor in a company offering promotion (sales) and management services for touring exhibits. Turn to Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your E-2 visa and

Read More

E-2 Visa Approved for British National Employee of Recruitment Firm at the London Consulate

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a British national at the U.S. Consulate in London. The visa was approved for an employee of a recruitment firm focused on specialist markets across the Financial, Industry & Commerce and Professional Services. Turn to Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your

Read More

E-2 Visa Granted by USCIS for a Freight Forwarding Company for Investor from Turkey

We just received an approval for E-2 visa and change of status applications filed at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a Turkish investor and his spouse. The applicant invested in and became co-owner of a Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier and Freight Forwarding company dealing with import and export procedures

Read More

I’m a victim of a crime. Are there any remedies available for me?

The FBI recently reported an overall increase of 1.7% in the number of violent crimes for the first 6 months of 2015 compared with figures reported for the same time in 2014. That year, there were around 5.4 million violent victimizations, with only 46% of these victimizations reported to police.

Read More

El Arte De Networking – La Creación De Redes De Contactos – Para Generar Negocio

Cuando comienzas a trabajar en un buffet de abogados grande o en otra compañía, probablemente no tiene que preocuparse por generar negocio.  Sin embargo, siendo un buffet de abogados nuevo o dueño de negocio, es importante crear redes de contactos para crear interés en lo que ofrece.  En definitiva, networking,

Read More

What is the LLC Publication Requirement and How Does it Impact my New Business?

What is the LLC Publication requirement? Limited Liability Companies formed in New York must publish notice of the company’s formation in two publications (one daily and one weekly) for six consecutive weeks. The notices must be posted within 120 days of the time the LLC is formed or the company

Read More

Cancellation of Removal: A Remedy for Rehabilitated Green Card Holders with Deportable Criminal Convictions – PART II: Relief for LPRs

PART II: Relief for LPRs What is Cancellation of Removal? Cancellation of removal is an immigration remedy available to immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs or Green Card Holders) with good moral character and are able to establish that their removal would result in exceptional and

Read More

Cancellation of Removal: A Remedy for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents in Removal Proceedings with Deep and Enduring Ties in the U.S. – PART I: Relief for non-LPRs

PART I: Relief for Non-LPRs What is Cancellation of Removal? Cancellation of removal is an immigration remedy available to immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs or Green Card Holders) with good moral character and are able to establish that their removal would result in exceptional and

Read More

E-2 Visa Approved for Recruitment Firm at the London Consulate for British National

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a British national at the U.S. Consulate in London. The visa was approved for an investor who started a recruitment firm focused on specialist markets across the Financial, Industry & Commerce and Professional Services. Turn to Scott Legal, P.C. for all of

Read More

E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian Investor in the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of Canada at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The visa was approved for a single investor who started a company that offers diversified indirect lending solutions. Turn to Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your E-2 visa and Corporate needs.  Past

Read More

US Consulate in Toronto Announces Streamlined Procedures for E-1 and E-2 Visa Applicants!

As of March 1, 2016, Canadian applicants for E-1 and E- 2 (Treaty Trader and Investor) visas will benefit from streamlined registration at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto and additional processing locations across Canada for employees of companies with valid registrations and their dependents. The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto

Read More