We recently had an E-2 visa approval for a photographer at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The applicant was granted a 5 year visa [...]
Ian E. Scott will present at the national American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) conference in San Francisco on June 14th. Mr. Scott will sit [...]
Scott Legal P.C. just had an E-2 Visa Approval for Investor for Land Development Business. The applicant was an Austrian National and we also [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just had an approval for an E-2 visa at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for a Ship Tank Cleaning business. The [...]
USCIS Changes Policy of Deference to Prior Determinations For Nonimmigrant Petitions – Change in the Way USCIS will Adjudicate Petitions
On October 23, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will revise its policy regarding prior determinations for nonimmigrant [...]
Ian E. Scott sat on a Trade, Immigration and Innovation: Implications for Canadians in the US Panel at the Canadian Consular General Office in [...]
On September 1, 2017, The Department of State updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (the “FAM”) to modify the guidance on the term “misrepresentation” for [...]
Temporary Protected Status was created by Congress in the Immigration Act of 1990 to provide a temporary legal status to nationals of certain countries [...]
What is the difference between Extraordinary and Exceptional ability? Which green card category is right for me?
Employment-Based immigration is divided into categories based on 5 preferences: First Preference EB-1, Second Preference EB-2, Third Preference EB-3, Fourth Preference EB-4 and Fifth [...]
On Tuesday, October 17, Judge Derrick K. Watson, a Federal judge in Hawaii, issued an injunction against the enforcement of large portions of President [...]
We just had an E-2 visa approval in Macedonia. The visa was approved for 5 years. The company performed the following function: (i) a [...]
In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven economy, being first to successfully implement an innovative new software or technology is crucial for the aspiring entrepreneur. Indeed, some [...]
Due to a Technical Issue, 2019 Diversity Visa Entrants who Submitted Entries Between October 3 and October 10 Must Resubmit
The Department of State made an announcement today, October 16 that due to a technical issue the DV-2019 entry period that commenced on October [...]
Scott Legal, P.c. had another E-2 visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Paris. The visa was approved for 5 years. The applicant purchased [...]
Obtaining a green card through an investment is possible if you have $500,000 to invest in a project or business that will create 10 [...]
An individual is “inspected and admitted” when they present themselves to a Customs and Border Patrol Officer at a port of entry (a U.S. [...]
As of October 3, 2017 the U.S. government began accepting Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery) applications for 2019, which is the year successful [...]
On October 8, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced it would suspend nonimmigrant visa services indefinitely. The suspension comes after a Turkish staff [...]
On September 18, 2017, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security announced that it would be ending its designation of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for [...]
Many green card applicants who otherwise would have had an opportunity to obtain a green card in the U.S., through a family-based or employment-based [...]
New I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Permits Foreign Nationals to Apply for Social Security Numbers Simultaneously
October 2, 2017 USCIS released an updated I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (EAD) featuring a new section which allows foreign nationals already in the [...]
What is the benefit to filing a Withdrawal for an Application for Admission to the U.S.? When does it come up?
Any foreign nationals who travels to the U.S. on a visa and applies for admission at a designated port of entry may be told [...]
On September 27, 2017 USCIS stated that it plans to resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions on or before October 3, 2017. There [...]
Who do the visa sanctions recently announced by the Department of State affect? Why can’t nationals of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone be issued tourist visas?
The Department of State recently announced that it will stop issuing B tourist visas to nationals of the following countries: Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and [...]
President Trump Issues an Executive Order Indefinitely Barring Most Travel to the U.S. For Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and North Korea with increased scrutiny for Iraq and Venezuela.
On Sunday September 25, 2017, as President Trump’s Executive Order barring travel from seven countries was set to expire, he issued a Presidential Proclamation [...]
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services recently released information that may help individuals impacted by the recent natural disasters in the U.S., including Hurricane [...]