E-2 Visa Approved for French National Providing Hypnotherapy Services 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 French national treaty investor. The investor is a certified medical support clinical hypnotherapist who will provide hypnotherapy services. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C.

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E-2 Visa Approved for Consulting Company for French National at the U.S. Consulate in Rio

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a French national treaty investor. The investor started a consulting company providing assistance and advice for startups. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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E-3 Visa Approved for Australian National at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-3 visa filed on behalf of an Australian national to work at an oil and gas equipment manufacturer. 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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E-2 Visa Approved for Gas Station for Canadian National 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. The investor purchased a gas station and convenience store. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your

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Ano ang Patakarang Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Policy at Paano Ito Makakatulong sa mga Kamag-anak ng Pilipinong Beteranong Sundalo?

Ano ang Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Policy (FWVP Policy)? Ang FWVP Policy ay isang discretionary na desisyon ng U.S. Citizenship at Immigration Services (USCIS) na nagpapahintulot sa mga miyembro ng pamilya ng Filipino World War II Veterans na may naaprubahang Form I-130 petitions na manirahan sa Estados Unidos

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E-2 Visa Renewal Approved for Romanian 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 renewal filed on behalf of a Romanian national treaty investor. The investor purchased an auto repair business and has successfully run the business for the past two years. Please note that past results do not predict future

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L-1A New Office Executive Visa Approved for Iranian National

We recently received an approval at for an L-1A New Office visa filed on behalf of an Iranian national Executive. The business is a general trading company that exports grain and agricultural machinery. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your

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E-2 Visas Approved for Two Spanish Investors at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for E-2 visas filed on behalf of two Spanish treaty investors. The investors founded a consulting firm specializing in the Aerospace Industry, providing advisory and consulting services for Aircraft Systems Development and Certification programs, and also support to ongoing Aircraft manufacturing programs. Please

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E-2 Visa Approved for Consulting Startup for Canadian National at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just 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. The investor founded a business strategy consulting firm focusing on business strategy growth consulting, business financial consulting and international expansion consulting. Please note that past results do not

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Amir Rasoulpour, Esq., Joins Scott Legal, P.C.

We are pleased to announce that Amir Rasoulpour, Esq., will join Scott Legal P.C. as a full-time associate in our New York office on August 1, 2016.  Mr. Rasoulpour will focus primarily on immigration law. For the past two years, Mr. Rasoulpour worked as a staff attorney at the AIDS Center of Queens

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

We just 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. The investor founded a tech company providing workflow management software and services to clients in the architectural, design, engineering and construction fields, as well as in the fire and

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E-2 Visa Approved for German National at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt

We just received a 3-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a German national treaty investor. The investor founded a startup art consulting company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your

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E-2 Visa Approved for Employee (Manager) for Recruitment Company at Consulate in London

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in London for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a U.K. national treaty employee. The applicant was approved for an Employee Visa for a recruitment company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all

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What is the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Policy and How Does It Help Relatives of Filipino Veteran Soldiers?

What is the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Policy (FWVP Policy)? The FWVP Policy is a discretionary grant by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allowing family members of Filipino World War II Veterans with approved Form I-130 petitions to join their petitioning U.S. citizen or Legal

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E-2 Visa Approved for an Italian National at the U.S. Consulate in Rome

We just received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Rome for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of an Italian national treaty investor. With his American partner, the investor co-founded a consulting business specializing in the introduction and promotion of Made in Italy products to the U.S. market. Please note that past

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USCIS Approves I-751 Waiver of Joint Filing Application for Conditional Resident

We just received an approval from USCIS for a Form I-751 Waiver of Joint Filing for Conditional Resident recently divorced from her U.S. Citizen spouse. Client is now a legal permanent resident and will receive a permanent green card. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal,

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I am a Foreign Student on an F-1 Visa. How will the New STEM-OPT Extension Rule Affect Me?

Effective May 10th 2016, F-1 students with degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) who elect to pursue 12 months of post-completion optional practical training (OPT) may extend their STEM-OPT period by 24 months. What is OPT? OPT is a type of work permission which allows eligible F-1 Foreign

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Why Hiring a Lawyer to Draft Your Business Plan Can Increase Your Chances of Approval for an E-2 Visa

Abbreviations, jargon, and buzzwords.  Every profession is plagued with obscure, industry-specific vocabulary.  We routinely use these terms and phrases and because careers are such an important part of our lives, we often take for granted that they are not part of everyday parlance.  In fact, these words may have absolutely

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H-1B News: USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS announced on May 2, 2016, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated random process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Additionally, USCIS is transferring some Form I-129 H-1B cap subject petitions from

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E-2 Visa Approved for a Norwegian National at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Norwegian national, his spouse and two children. The investor purchased and will manage a landscaping company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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What is the Impact on an H-1B Petition if an Employee Takes Paid or Unpaid Leave?

If you are in H-1B status and decide to take a leave of absence, you may wonder what happens to your visa status.  The impact on immigration status is dependent on the type of leave that an employee takes and can have immigration and Department of Labor (DOL) consequences.  Here

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Deportation cancelled for undocumented Colombian national grandfathered under INA 245i

We recently received a decision from an immigration judge granting our motion to reopen and terminate the deportation order for an undocumented Colombian petitioner. The petitioner was grandfathered under INA 245i, an expired provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows undocumented individuals who have an immigrant visa immediately

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USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for FY 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The agency has again received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select

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What are the DAPA and DACA Expansion Programs? How Will the Supreme Court’s Decision in U.S. v. Texas Affect Me?

On April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear U.S. v. Texas, the landmark immigration case where Texas and 25 other states sued the Federal government to oppose President Obama’s Executive Actions, which would provide relief from deportation and work authorization for about 3.9 million undocumented immigrants

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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

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