Scott Legal, P.C. just had an E-2 visa approved at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. The applicant opened a real estate brokerage firm and [...]
What is the U.S. Department of State’s 90-Day Rule Regarding Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation? What Activities Will Trigger the Application of the 90-Day Rule? Can I Get Married Immediately After Entering the U.S. on a Nonimmigrant Visa? Can I Change to a Different Nonimmigrant Status after Entering the U.S. on ESTA?
A visitor tells an immigration officer that he plans to spend time with his relatives to get a B-2 visa and enter the United [...]
Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. In order to apply for naturalization, you must meet several requirements, described in more detail [...]
E-2 Approval for a Franchised Dry-Cleaning Company at the U.S. Consulate in Bogotá, Colombia for a Spanish National
We just had an E-2 investor visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Bogotá. The applicant purchased an operating Dry-Cleaning business and spent additional [...]
Applying for U.S. citizenship: What are the requirements to apply? What are the benefits of applying? When Can I Apply for Citizenship?
What are the requirements to apply? There are several requirements that green card holders must meet in order to apply to become U.S. citizens. [...]
May 2018 Visa Bulletin: New Cutoff Date Imposed for EB-5 Vietnam. Will I have to wait for an EB-5 visa if I am Vietnamese?
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on April 11, 2018 that, due to high demand, a cutoff date of July 22, 2014 [...]
What is a Crime of Moral Turpitude? Can I Be Deported for a Crime of Moral Turpitude? Will a Crime of Moral Turpitude Impact My Green Card?
“Crimes of Moral Turpitude” (CMT) is one of the most important legal concepts for anyone who has had run-ins with law enforcement and who [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has completed the two lotteries to choose the H-1B applications that will [...]
On April 6, 2018, the Trump administration announced that it was ending the practice called “catch and release” at the United States-Mexico border. “Catch [...]
Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, starting April 2, 2018, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards, and [...]
The E-2 investor visa is a great visa for entrepreneurs who are nationals of treaty countries that wish to invest their personal funds to [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an H-1B extension of employer with USCIS based on recapturing time the applicant spent outside the [...]
We just had an E-2 employee visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in London. The applicant was a Slovenian national who is a permanent [...]
What are the Top E-2 Visa Questions? Top E-2 Visa Questions and Answers for 2017. What are Common E-2 Visa Questions and Answers? Top 10 E-2 visa Questions and Answers
An E-2 visa is a great option for an entrepreneur that wants to buy or start a business in the U.S. In order to [...]
Who Should I Ask to Write My O-1 Reference Letters? What Should I Include in My O-1 Reference Letters? How Many Reference Letters Do I Need to Submit with My O-1 Petition?
One of the most important components of a successful O-1 petition is the submission of reference letters from experts in the beneficiary’s field of [...]
What Kind of Documentation Should I Prepare for My O-1B Petition? What Does Extraordinary Mean? What does a Fashion Designer Have to Show to Get an O-1 Visa?
Foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States based on their extraordinary ability in the arts will need to prove to the Government that [...]
What is the SEVP Portal? What Are the Legal Reporting Requirements for an F-1 Student on Post-Completion OPT? What Employment Information Can a Student Change Using the SEVP Portal? Do I Still Need to Work with My DSO?
Foreign nationals who enter the United States to pursue educational degrees are admitted as F-1 nonimmigrants. Students on an F-1 Visa have the option [...]
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on March 29 in a directive that it will no longer automatically release detained illegal immigrant women [...]
If you are an F-1 student and an H-1B cap petition to change status to H-1B has been filed on your behalf, traveling internationally [...]
Can a DACA Recipient Apply for an Employer-Sponsored Green Card in the U.S.? Can a DACA Recipient Apply for Nonimmigrant Status in the U.S., Such as an H-1B or E-2?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that was introduced by the Obama Administration in June 2012 to provide work authorization and [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 28, 2018 that, starting from April 30, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection [...]
The Trump administration announced on March 27, 2018 that it will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Liberians. TPS is granted to certain groups [...]
What are Some of the Big Changes to the Visa Bulletin in April? Which Employment Based Categories Advanced in the April? Green Card Prospects for Nationals from China and India just got Better
By law, there is a quota on the number of people who can be granted permanent resident status (green card) in any given year. [...]
Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bill and Immigration – What are the Immigration Changes in the Spending Bill? What are the EB-5 Changes in the Spending Bill?
On March 23, 2018, the Trump Administration signed the $1.3 trillion appropriations bill to keep the federal government open and funded through Fiscal Year [...]
L-1A签证允许海外公司将他们的管理人员，行政人员，或专业人员转移到美国公司担任相同的职务，条件是这些人员在过去三年中至少连续一年在这家海外公司工作。美国公司必须与这家海外公司有合格关系，这意味着它必须是海外公司的分支机构：子公司、母公司、或附属公司。 那些在海外和在美国有业务活动的公司可以利用L-1A签证、已经在海外成立的公司、希望在美国开设新办事处也可以利用L-1A签证。后者还需要满足其他的要求。您可以在这里阅读有关L-1A新办公室签证要求的更多信息。 […]
我想给员工申请L-1签证，我是否需要提供本公司的商业计划书？ 需要。通常所有L-1签证申请都应该包含美国公司的商业计划书。然而，取决于公司的规模大小以及是否是新办公室的L签证申请，商业计划书的重要性会不一样。如果你有一家小公司并且计划在美国开设新办事处，那么商业计划书对你的签证申请至关重要。大型跨国公司在申请中也应包含商业计划书，但总体而言，商业计划书就没有那么重要。 […]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. It is a component [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced on March 20, 2018 that, starting from April 2, 2018, premium processing for all fiscal [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is creating a new internal division to more rigorously police its own caseworkers. The division, called [...]
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian nationals have been extended for 18 months from April 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Current beneficiaries will [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just had a TN visa approval for a Canadian national under the category of Economist. The applicant designed loan products for [...]
We just had an L-1B employee approval with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The application was approved for 3 years for a U.S. business that sells proprietary software products. The [...]