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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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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