Kelly Weiner, Esq. Joins Scott Legal Services, P.C.

We are pleased to announce that Kelly Weiner, Esquire will join Scott Legal Services P.C. as a full-time associate in our New York office on September 2nd. 2014.  Ms. Weiner will focus primarily on immigration law. Ms. Weiner graduated summa cum laude (top 3 out of 389 students) from New York Law School

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Are you Going to Travel with a Green Card? Steps to Ensure You Do Not Lose Your Green Card

Many are under the mistaken impression that once they have a green card it cannot be taken away.  Perhaps this comes from the name of the card “Permanent Resident Card” but it is far from permanent.  There is a long list of reasons a green card holder can be deported

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The Evidentiary Criteria EB-1 – Extraordinary Ability Green Card

We have summarized elements below related to EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Green Cards.  The purpose of this section is to prompt you to consider areas in your professional life that we may be able to pull out and use in the application and to provide those elements to the letter writers.

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The Evidentiary Criteria Outstanding Professor & Researcher

We have summarized a number of elements below that you and your letter writers may consider when writing about you. The purpose of this section is to prompt you to consider areas in your professional life that we may be able to pull out and use in the application and

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E-2 Visa Approved for Mobile App Start-Up without an RFE

Scott Legal Services, P.C. just processed an E-2 Visa for a mobile application company and it was approved without a even a change of status. The investment amount was low and the visa was still approved.  Please note that past results do not impact future results.  Call us today to

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E-2 Visa Processing and the E-2 Visa Interview

An E-2 visa is an excellent visa choice for those who have a small (or large) amount of money and wish to invest that money to buy or start a business in the U.S..  In order to qualify for the Visa, applicants must meet specific requirements and these requirements are

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. gets E-2 Visa for Auto Repair Shop Approved with Low Investment Amount

An E-2 Visa is a visa that is perfect for foreign nationals who want to buy or start a business in the U.S..  We recently processed an E-2 visa for a foreign national from Romania who purchased a car repair shop for $50,000.  His visa was approved without a request

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Scott Legal Services gets Outstanding Professor & Researcher Petition Approved without RFE!

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Can an E-2 Investment be from a Gift or Loan?

An E-2 Visa is an investor visa that requires an entrepreneur to invest a certain amount of capital in the in the United States to either start a business or purchase one.  The entrepreneur must be from certain countries and the amount of the investment depends on the type of

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. launches Ivy Lawyers’ Network

Scott Legal Services, P.C. is pleased to announce that we have just launched the Ivy Lawyers’ Network (ILN).   The group is led by the founder, Ian E. Scott, and  ILN is a group of 25 lawyers from Ivy League schools that specialize in a number of practice areas. The

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Visa Lottery Results Out!

The visa lottery awards green cards to over 50,000 lucky winners each year.  The applications are completed in October and the winners are announced in May.  You can check the results here. Please click the link below to check DV-2014 and DV-2015 Entrant Status: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/  

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. hires associate to work on Family Immigration & Removal (Deportation) Cases

Scott Legal Services P.C. used to focus primarily on business immigration but we recently hired an associate to deal with family based immigration cases and deportation cases.

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USCIS Finishes H-1B Receipts

USCIS announced on Friday May 2nd that data entry of all FY15 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized

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The Immigration Marriage Interview What To Expect During Your Immigration Marriage Interview

For most who apply for a green card on behalf of their spouse, the marriage interview is not really something to worry about.  While the examiner will ask questions, the questions will be of a more general nature and are easy to answer if your relationship is legitimate. For example,

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to attend AILA conference in Boston

Scott Legal Services, P.C. will attend the American Immigration Lawyer Association’s annual conference in Boston in June. This four-day conference, which is the largest gathering of the immigration law community each year, offers a comprehensive educational program and CLE offerings with over 120 substantive sessions. Sessions will be located throughout

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to attend Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program: 30 Years of Social Change Lawyering!

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H-1B Cap Met Even Before Filing Window Closes–Why Is There a Cap?

While America is often called the land of opportunity, immigration law often serves as a barrier for many who graduate from U.S. colleges and have to leave the U.S. after they have spent over $200,000 to be educated here.   In an editorial in The Washington Post, Facebook and CEO Mark

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Interested in an Investor Visa? Differences Between E-2 Visa and EB-5 Visa

While E-2 and EB-5 are both Investor visas, they have several differences.  This chart summarizes many of the key differences between the two investor visas.   Item E-2 Investor Visa EB-5 Investor Visa   Length of Visa Temporary Visa but can be renewed indefinitely.  Visa can be approved for 5

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Does an E-2 Visa “Lead To” A Green Card?

There are several differences between an E-2 and an EB-5 visa. For example, an E-2 is a non-immigrant visa so when you apply for an E-2 visa you are not applying for a green card. Also, unlike the EB-5 immigrant (green card) visa, the E-2 visa has a country requirement

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How Exceptional Is Exceptional? The O-1A & O-1B Visa Described

Overview/Description The O-1 visa is for individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.  The main O-1 categories are: O-1A:

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H-1B Visa When You Are Self-Employed or Have an Ownership Interest in the Company

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations.  This visa category requires that the beneficiary (the foreign worker) have a Bachelor’s degree, and the Petitioner (the U.S. company) can employ the worker for up to six years.  This is a very

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. has a New Address to Handle our Expansion!

To handle our expansion, we have acquired new office space. Our offices are now located at: Scott Legal Services, P.C. 40 Worth Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10013 We look forward to servicing you at our new location in Tribeca!

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Scott Legal Services to serve as ABA Moot Court Competition Judge

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Another Testimonial for Scott Legal Services, P.C.

A testimonial from one of our recent clients. “I would highly highly recommend Ian Scott of Scott Legal Services, P.C. as one of the FINEST and MOST COMPETENT Immigration Attorneys in the US.   I was particularly impressed with Ian Scott’s  professionalism,  thoroughness and proficiency  on all types of immigration

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The Latest Testimonial for Scott Legal Services, P.C.

We recently obtained an E-2 visa for a catering company with a low investment amount. The client wrote: “Ian and his team have been simply superb. Their efforts coupled with Ian’s precision and persistence have made this application process a success. His experience and consultations are second to none. A

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