E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Boutique-style Retail Store at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for a 5-year E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor. The investor started a boutique-style retail store specializing in sustainable lab-grown diamonds and gemstones. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Full Service Construction and Development Company at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for a 5-year E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor. The investor started a full service construction and development company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your immigration

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EB-5 Green Card Applicant Approved to Immigrate to the United States at the U.S. Consulate in Tokyo

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Tokyo for an EB-5 immigrant visa filed on behalf of a Japanese national. The applicant invested in a regional center and has been approved to immigrate to the United States with his spouse and three children. Please note that past results do not predict future

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Does My Employer Have to Sponsor me for a TN Visa? Does a TN Visa require Sponsorship?

A Trade National (TN) visa is a visa available to nationals from Canada and Mexico and is based on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The visa is available to certain Canadian professionals who are designated by the agreement (NAFTA occupation list) and who meet the education and/or experience

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Scott Legal P.C. is Expanding!

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly R. LeGrand Weiner, Esq. to Managing Attorney. During her tenure with the firm, Kelly  has been instrumental in the development of the business immigration and investor visa side of the practice. In her new role, Kelly will manage a group of attorneys

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Stephanie M. Mendez Joins Scott Legal, P.C.

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Stephanie M. Mendez, will join Scott Legal P.C. as a  Legal Assistant in our New York office. Ms. Mendez comes from an Ecuadorian and Colombian background. She came to the United States at the age of 11 with her parents to start a new future and pursue, like

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What Happens After I Submit an Immigration Petition? What are the different responses I can get when I submit an Immigration Petition to the Government?

When an applicant submits an immigration petition to the U.S. government there are a number of different possible outcomes.  The best outcome is, of course, an approval but there are other possibilities.  The possibilities depend on a number of factors including whether you are applying for an immigration benefit at

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A New Immigration Rule that May Help You – Can I get a green card if I live in the U.S. without any legal status? What is the New Provisional Waiver Rule?

In most cases, a person must have some sort of legal status in order to apply for and obtain a green card in the U.S.  There are exceptions; however, for the majority of cases, if you are out of status, you won’t be able to get a green card while

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E-2 Visa Approved for Norwegian National for Event Planning, Logistics and Production Company at the U.S. Consulate in Oslo

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Oslo for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Norwegian national treaty investor. The investor started an event planning, logistics and production company serving corporate and private groups. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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H-1B Visa Approved for British National Employee of Recruitment Firm filed at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an H-1B visa for a British national from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 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

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian National for Home and Business Solutions Company at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We recently received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Canadian national treaty investor and his spouse. The investor started a home and business solutions company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all

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E-2 Visa Change of Status Application Approved for Turkish National at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

We recently received an approval at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an E-2 visa change of status application filed on behalf of a Turkish national treaty investor and his spouse. The investor started a custom tile design and distribution company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome.

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Can I Include the Cost of a Car as an E-2 Visa Expense?

One of the most daunting requirements associated with the E-2 visa process is the requirement that the applicant must invest money in a business before getting the E-2 visa.  Also, although some businesses do not cost a great deal to set-up, an E-2 visa still requires that the applicant invests

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Can I Bring my Mother and/or Father to the U.S. with me if I have an E-2 Visa? Can I Bring other Family Members to the U.S. with a nonimmigrant visa?

Many nonimmigrant visas such as an E-2 visa, an L-1 visa and H-1B visa allow spouses and children under 21 to accompany the primary applicant to the U.S. These dependent visas allow families to live together in the United States while the principal visa holder is working. Generally, children are

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